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 respectabilityb : 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)
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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.
Recent Examples of cachet from the Web
Bollman acquired Kangol, an English brand that gained cachet in the U.S. when hip-hop pioneers like Run-D.M.C. and LL Cool J began sporting it, in 2001.
Not to mention the cachet of the Amazon brand, which has been helpful to spur other growth in the logistics industries.
Then there is the Oregon State baseball program, which has the same cachet in Corvallis the UO track program has in Eugene.
Although anchors at the major broadcast networks have lost some cachet in the past decade as viewers have increasingly migrated to cable news channels, the role is still viewed as a coveted news assignment.
Although anchors at the major broadcast networks have lost some cachet in the last decade as viewers have increasingly migrated to cable news channels, the role is still viewed as a coveted news assignment.
Woods was worth as much as $1 billion in 2009, thanks to tournament winnings and a raft of major companies, including Nike, Gatorade and Tag Huer, eagerly cozying up to his cachet, according to Forbes.
MOMA mounted a massive South Seas show in 1945 giving the artifacts cultural cachet and the ratification of Hawaii’s statehood in 1959 put a patriotic gloss on this emerging style.
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Origin and Etymology of cachet
French, from cacher
First Known Use: circa 1639See Words from the same year
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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