ca·​chou ka-ˈshü How to pronounce cachou (audio)
: a pill or pastille used to sweeten the breath

Word History


French, from Portuguese cachu, from Malayalam kāccu

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cachou was circa 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Cachou.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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