tache

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See also: taché, tâche, and tâché

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of moustache.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tache (plural taches)

  1. moustache

Etymology 2[edit]

French tache spot. See tetchy.

Noun[edit]

tache (plural taches)

  1. (obsolete) A spot, stain, or blemish.
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Etymology 3[edit]

See tack (a kind of nail).

Noun[edit]

tache (plural taches)

  1. Something used for taking hold or holding; a catch; a loop; a button.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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, *taikniz (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. Cognate with Old High German zeihhan (sign, symbol, feature), Old English tācn (sign, marker). More at token.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tache f (plural taches)

  1. blot, stain or smear
  2. 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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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French attacher (attach).

Verb[edit]

tache

  1. attach

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mark; stain

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.