Touche meaning

to͝o-shā
The definition of touché is an expression acknowledging the clever response or point made by someone in a discussion or debate.

An example of touché is a response given to someone who says "grass can also be red, blue or even purple" in response to a friend telling them "the grass is always greener."

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Used to acknowledge a successful point in debating or a witty retort.
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An acknowledgement of the success, appropriateness, or superiority of an argument or discussion.
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Used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or a successful criticism or an effective point in argument.
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(fencing) An acknowledgement of a hit.
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(fencing) Touched.
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Origin of touche

  • French from past participle of toucher to hit or wound in fencing from Old French touchier to touch touch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, past participle of toucher (“to touch"). More at touch.

    From Wiktionary