touché


touché

interjection

  1. Fencing. (an expression used to indicate a hit or touch.)
  2. (an expression used for acknowledging a telling remark or rejoinder.)

interjection

  1. an acknowledgment that a scoring hit has been made in a fencing competition
  2. an acknowledgment of the striking home of a remark or the capping of a witticism

1904, “exclamation acknowledging a hit in fencing,” from French touché, past participle of toucher “to hit,” from Old French touchier “to hit” (see touch (v.)).

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