tach

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See also: Tach and tách

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of tachometer

Noun[edit]

tach (plural tachs)

  1. Tachometer

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

tach (plural taches)

  1. (obsolete, back slang) 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.

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