tache

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See also: taché, tâche, and tâché

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of moustache.

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Noun[edit]

tache (plural taches)

  1. moustache

Etymology 2[edit]

From French tache spot. See tetchy.

Noun[edit]

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 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.
    • 1611, King James Bible, “xxvi.vi”, in Exodus[1], edition Barker:
      And thou shalt make fiftie taches of gold, and couple the curtaines together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.

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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, *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.

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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.