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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A French school of art originating in the 1950s and characterized by irregular dabs and splotches of color applied haphazardly to the canvas.

Etymologies

French tachisme, from tache, stain, from Old French teche, mark, of Germanic origin; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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