tach·​ism ˈta-ˌshi-zəm How to pronounce tachism (audio)
often capitalized
tachist adjective or noun
or less commonly tachiste
often capitalized

Word History


French tachisme, from tache stain, spot, blob, from Old French teche, tache, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon tēkan sign, Old High German zeihhan — more at token entry 1

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tachism was in 1955

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“Tachism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tachism. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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