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touché

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interjection tou·ché \tü-ˈshā\

Simple Definition of touché

  • —used to admit that someone has made a clever or effective point in an argument

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of touché

  1. —used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or appropriateness of an argument, an accusation, or a witty point

Examples of touché in a sentence

  1. “Some clerics think that. Even some cops. …” Mike grinned. “Touché, but with Ed it's an obsession. He has to fight lawyers and traders and everyone else on the streets of Chicago.” —Andrew M. Greeley, Happy Are Those Who Thirst For Justice, 1987

  2. And yes, in case you hadn't guessed it already, caliper spring tension appears to have been reduced, because the brakes definitely have a much lighter touch. Touché, Shimano! —Bike Tech, August 1987



Origin and Etymology of touché

French, from past participle of toucher to touch, from Old French tuchier


First Known Use: 1904


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