Definition of cachet in English:


Syllabification: ca·chet
Pronunciation: /kaˈSHā


  • 1The state of being respected or admired; prestige: no other shipping company had quite the cachet of Cunard
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    • Top academics are still be respected but no cachet is attached to the level of gaining a degree in any arts subject.
    • There are, or so I read, those who claim that a journalist writing a weblog adds a certain respectability and cachet to the medium.
    • The most modern interpretation of badge engineering can work rather nicely, though, especially at the lowest end of the market where prestige and cachet don't figure.
  • 2A distinguishing mark or seal.
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    • The historian's pose dissociates the author from all the observations he lets fall save those sealed with a personal cachet.
    • But these brands have yet to exploit the cachet of ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ in their marketing, in the way that some non-runway labels have seized upon.
    • The cachet for each bears appropriate wording.
  • 2.1 Philately A printed design added to an envelope to commemorate a special event.
  • 3A flat capsule enclosing a dose of unpleasant-tasting medicine.
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    • Once he had to prepare a sedative cachet for an obstreperous lion; fortunately he did not have to administer it.


early 17th century: from French, from cacher in the sense 'to press', based on Latin coactare 'constrain'.

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