\ ˈtȯr-chē How to pronounce torchy (audio) \
torchier; torchiest

Definition of torchy

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a torch song or torch singer a torchy ballad

Examples of torchy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And when this Phyllis melted, for a torchy fantasy dance number, Ms. Maxwell blazed, though an icy astuteness still glimmered from her eyes. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Jan Maxwell Was a Star Made for the Stage," 12 Feb. 2018 Torchy’s is in every big city and most of the college towns in Texas, but its only outposts outside the Lone Star State are in Colorado. Andy Staples,, "Where to eat, drink in Austin," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of torchy

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Torchy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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