tête-bêche


tête–bêche

adjective \ˈtet-ˈbesh\

Definition of TÊTE-BÊCHE

:  of or relating to a pair of stamps inverted in relation to one another either through a printing error or intentionally

Origin of TÊTE-BÊCHE

French, noun, pair of inverted stamps, from tête head + -bêche, alteration of Middle French bechevet head against foot
First Known Use: circa 1913

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: teth
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tête–à–tête (adjective)
All Words Near: tête-bêche

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tête-bêche? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).