Definition of cachet
1a : a seal used especially as a mark of official approvalb : an indication of approval carrying great prestige <The president placed his cachet on the project.>
2a : a characteristic feature or quality conferring prestige <regarded the possession of real estate as a cachet of respectability>b : prestige <being rich … doesn't have the cachet it used to — Truman Capote>
3 : a medicinal preparation for swallowing consisting of a case usually of rice-flour paste enclosing a medicine
4a : a design or inscription on an envelope to commemorate a postal or philatelic eventb : an advertisement forming part of a postage meter impressionc : a motto or slogan included in a postal cancellation (see cancellation 3)
Examples of cachet in a sentence
a movie director with great artistic cachet
His research in Antarctica gave him a certain cachet among other scientists.
Origin and Etymology of cachet
French, from cacher
First Known Use: circa 1639
Medical Definition of cachet
: a medicinal preparation for swallowing consisting of a case usually of rice-flour paste containing an unpleasant-tasting medicine—called also wafer, wafer capsule
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