tach

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See also: Tach and tách

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of tachometer

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Noun[edit]

tach (plural tachs)

  1. (informal) Tachometer

Etymology 2[edit]

Backslang for hat (with /tʃ/ substituted for the /h/).

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Noun[edit]

tach (plural taches)

  1. (obsolete, costermongers) A hat.
    • c. 1864, Stevens, Alfred Peck, “The Chickaleary Cove”, in Farmer, John Stephen, editor, Musa Pedestris[1], published 1896, page 161:
      I have a rorty gal, also a knowing pal, / And merrily together we jog on, / I doesn't care a flatch, as long as I've a tach, / Some pannum for my chest, and a tog on.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tach (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Tachycardia.
    wide-complex tach
    V-tach

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Cimbrian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German dach, from Old High German dah, from Proto-Germanic *þaką (roof, cover). Cognate with German Dach, English thack.

Noun[edit]

tach f

  1. (Luserna) roof

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References[edit]

  • “tach” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. Perhaps related to trasch or Modern English tatch (to set grass on fire).

Noun[edit]

tach (uncountable)

  1. touchwood, tinder
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French tache (stain, spot), of uncertain origin; perhaps a native derivation, or borrowed from Gothic.

Noun[edit]

tach (plural taches)

  1. characteristic
  2. disfigurement, blemish
  3. symbol, sign
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: tache, tatch
  • Scots: tache
  • ? English: tetchy

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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

tach (third-person singular simple present tacheth, present participle tachinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle taught)

  1. Alternative form of techen