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See also: 'tache, taché, tâche, tâché, and Taché

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of moustache or mustache.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tache (plural taches)

  1. (informal) Moustache, mustache.

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From French tache spot. See tetchy.

NounEdit

tache (plural taches)

  1. (now rare) A spot, stain, or blemish.
    • 1993, Rikki Ducornet, The Jade Cabinet, Dalkey Archive Press, p. 95:
      Alone I cared for our mother who did little else but stare at taches on floor and ceiling.

Etymology 3Edit

See tack (a kind of nail).

NounEdit

tache (plural taches)

  1. Something used for taking hold or holding; a catch; a loop; a button.
    • 1611, King James Bible, “xxvi.vi”, in Exodus[1], Barker edition:
      And thou shalt make fiftie taches of gold, and couple the curtaines together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French tache, taiche, taje (mark, spot, stain), from Vulgar Latin *tacca, *tecca, from Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌺𐌽𐍃 (taikns, mark, sign), from Proto-Germanic *taiknaz, *taikną (sign, mark), from Proto-Indo-European *deik'e-, *deig'- (to show). Influenced by forms related to Frankish *stakjan, *stakkjan (to stick, attach) and Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌺𐍃 (staks, mark). See attacher. For levelling and shortening of diphthong ai in taikns compare Old French hanter, hangart, etc. Cognate with Old High German zeihhan (sign, symbol, feature), Old English tācn (sign, marker). More at token.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /taʃ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: tâche (France)
  • Rhymes: -aʃ

NounEdit

tache f (plural taches)

  1. blot, stain or smear
  2. spot; more or less stain-like mark of a different color
  3. (skin) blotch, mark
  4. moral depravation
  5. annoying or despicable person

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Further readingEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French attacher (attach).

VerbEdit

tache

  1. attach

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle Low German zacke

NounEdit

tache f (oblique plural taches, nominative singular tache, nominative plural taches)

  1. mark; stain

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (tache)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

tache m (plural taches)

  1. (Mexico) a line or lines written to cross out something

VerbEdit

tache

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tachar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tachar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tachar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tachar.