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Apr 27, 2012
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Words from fencing

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foible
forte
elan
riposte
touché

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

touché

PRONUNCIATION:
(too-SHAY)

MEANING:
interjection:
1. Used as an acknowledgment of a valid or clever point made by another.
2. In fencing, an acknowledgment of a hit by an opponent.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French touché (touched), past participle of toucher (to touch), from Latin toccare (to touch). Earliest documented use: 1904.

USAGE:
"A New Jersey teacher wrote: 'I am tired of people who have never taught a roomful of 34 high school students telling me I am doing it wrong.' Touché."
Thomas Massaro; Beyond Doubt; America (New York); Feb 13, 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. -Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor (1881-1973)

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