cachet

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæʃeɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kæˈʃeɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ka shā, kashā; Fr. ka she)


Inflections of 'cachet' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": cachets

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•chet /kæˈʃeɪ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] superior status;
    prestige: a job with cachet.
  2. a distinguishing feature:[countable;  usually singular]has the cachet of a noble name.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•chet  (ka shā, kashā; Fr. ka she),USA pronunciation n., pl.  ca•chets 
    (ka shā, kashā; Fr. ka she),USA pronunciation 
  1. World Historyan official seal, as on a letter or document.
  2. a distinguishing mark or feature;
    stamp:Courtesy is the cachet of good breeding.
  3. a sign or expression of approval, esp. from a person who has a great deal of prestige.
  4. superior status;
    prestige:The job has a certain cachet.
  5. Drugs[Pharm.]a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.
  6. [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
  • 1630–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cachet /ˈkæʃeɪ/ n
  1. an official seal on a document, letter, etc
  2. a distinguishing mark; stamp
  3. prestige; distinction
  4. a mark stamped by hand on mail for commemorative purposes
  5. a hollow wafer, formerly used for enclosing an unpleasant-tasting medicine
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old French, from cacher to hide
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