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touché

[ too-shey ]
/ tuˈʃeɪ /
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interjection
Fencing. (an expression used to indicate a hit or touch.)
(an expression used for acknowledging a telling remark or rejoinder.)
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Origin of touché

1920–25; <French: literally, touched
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British Dictionary definitions for touché

touché
/ (tuːˈʃeɪ) /

interjection
an acknowledgment that a scoring hit has been made in a fencing competition
an acknowledgment of the striking home of a remark or the capping of a witticism

Word Origin for touché

from French, literally: touched
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