Definition of cachet in English:


Line breaks: ca¦chet
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʃeɪ


  • 2A distinguishing mark or seal: special cachets are applied to cards sold at the stands
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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.
  • 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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