tête–bêche

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adjective \ˈtet-ˈbesh\

Definition of tête–bêche

  1. :  of or relating to a pair of stamps inverted in relation to one another either through a printing error or intentionally

Origin and Etymology of tête–bêche

French, noun, pair of inverted stamps, from tête head + -bêche, alteration of Middle French bechevet head against foot


First Known Use: circa 1913


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