tu·​sche ˈtüsh How to pronounce tusche (audio) ˈtü-shə How to pronounce tusche (audio)
: a black liquid used in lithography for drawing and painting and in etching and the silk-screen process as a resist

Word History


German, from tuschen to lay on color, from French toucher, literally, to touch, from Old French tuchier — more at touch entry 1

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tusche was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Tusche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tusche. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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