Origin of tenchMiddle English and amp; Old French tenche ; from Late Latin tinca
nounpl. tench or tench·es
Origin of tenchMiddle English tenche, from Old French, from Late Latin tinca, probably of Celtic origin.
(plural tench or tenches)
- A species of freshwater game fish, Tinca tinca.
(comparative more tench, superlative most tench)
- (slang) excellent performance in a tense situation.
From Old French tenche, from Late Latin tinca.