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
Ruling ANC proposes that Reserve Bank be wholly state-owned Private ownership became a stick to hit central bank with In South Africa, membership of the quirkiest club in global central banking just lost some of its cachet.
Shaq, Jordan, Peyton—tend to be wealthy to the point of abstraction and/or have enough cachet to slide into career 2.0.
Finally, there is the cachet of associating your region with Bezos, who likely will become the world's richest person within a year or two.
Despite his serious cachet of college accolades, Hart is not a consensus first-round pick in an upcoming draft where the first 10 players selected very well might be be college freshmen.
A big challenge has been that the cachet of club membership is no longer enough to entice people to join, and few employers pay membership dues, as was standard in the club heyday.
There was even more reason to bring him back after the arrival of Magic Johnson, who has enough cachet but no front office experience (oh yeah, and GM Rob Pelinka, a player agent with no more experience).
The flap over size raises a question: Will Phoenix ever have the cachet of cities such as Philadelphia, Seattle or San Francisco — or is that even our goal?
Meanwhile, the Watergate, for all its vintage cachet, still seems to capture the imagination of the people who remember it the first time around.
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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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