- 1The state of being respected or admired; prestige: no other shipping company had quite the cachet of CunardMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
- 3A flat capsule enclosing a dose of unpleasant-tasting medicine.More example sentences
- 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'.