- an official seal on a document, letter, etc
- a distinguishing mark; stamp
- prestige; distinction
- a mark stamped by hand on mail for commemorative purposes
- a hollow wafer, formerly used for enclosing an unpleasant-tasting medicine
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ca•chet /kæˈʃeɪ/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- [uncountable] superior status;
prestige: a job with cachet.
- a distinguishing feature:[countable; usually singular]has the cachet of a noble name.
ca•chet (ka shā′, kash′ā; Fr. ka she′),USA pronunciation n., pl. ca•chets
(ka shā′, kash′ā; Fr. ka she′),USA pronunciation
- World Historyan official seal, as on a letter or document.
- a distinguishing mark or feature;
stamp:Courtesy is the cachet of good breeding.
- a sign or expression of approval, esp. from a person who has a great deal of prestige.
- superior status;
prestige:The job has a certain cachet.
- Drugs[Pharm.]a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.
- [Philately.]a firm name, slogan, or design stamped or printed on an envelope or folded letter.
- French: literally, something compressed to a small size, equivalent. to cache cache + -et -et
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cachet /ˈkæʃeɪ/ n
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