tache

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noun (1)

ˈtash
plural -s
chiefly Scottish

tache

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transitive verb

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-ed/-ing/-s
chiefly Scottish
: to stain, blemish, or tarnish especially with respect to character and reputation

tache

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noun (2)

ˈtach
variants or less commonly tach
How to pronounce tache (audio)
plural taches
: buckle, clasp
couple the curtains together with the tachesExodus 26:6 (Authorized Version)

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English teche, tache, from Middle French, stain, spot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon tēkan sign

Transitive verb

Middle English tassen, tatchen, from Middle French tacher, from Old French techier, tachier, from teche, tache stain, spot

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Middle French tache nail, fastening, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch tac pointed instrument, sharp point

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“Tache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tache. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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