touché

interjection tou·ché \ tü-ˈshā \
used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or appropriateness of an argument, an accusation, or a witty point

Examples of touché in a Sentence

  1. "Some clerics think that. Even some cops.  … " Mike grinned. "Touché, but with Ed it's an obsession. He has to fight lawyers and traders and everyone else on the streets of Chicago." —Andrew M. GreeleyHappy Are Those Who Thirst For Justice1987
  2. And yes, in case you hadn't guessed it already, caliper spring tension appears to have been reduced, because the brakes definitely have a much lighter touch. Touché, Shimano! Bike TechAugust 1987

Origin and Etymology of touché

French, from past participle of toucher to touch, from Old French tuchier

TOUCHÉ Defined for English Language Learners

touché

  • —used to admit that someone has made a clever or effective point in an argument


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