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touché Line breaks: tou¦ché
Pronunciation: /tuːˈʃeɪ/

Definition of touché in English:


1(In fencing) used as an acknowledgement of a hit by one’s opponent.
1.1Used as an acknowledgement during a discussion of a good or clever point made at one’s expense by another person: ‘You haven’t contributed much, this evening.’ ‘How could I have?’ ‘Touché. I do go on.’
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  • You can read the story on - touché - a cached copy of the story I found on Google.
  • True it could - excuse me - indeed it should be said that a streak like this itself amounts - touché - to a blazing exception.
  • ‘Ooh, touché,’ Master Alexi remarked with a grin at the king.


French, literally 'touched', past participle of toucher.

Words that rhyme with touché

crochet • ricochet • Pinochet
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