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

  • interj. Used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or a successful criticism or an effective point in argument.


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

French, from past participle of toucher, to hit or wound in fencing, from Old French touchier, to touch; see touch.


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