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

  • n. Archaic A clasp or buckle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. moustache
  • n. A spot, stain, or blemish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Something used for taking hold or holding; a catch; a loop; a button.
  • n. A spot, stain, or blemish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spot; mark.
  • n. A moral spot or stain; a blemish; defect; vice.
  • n. A characteristic; a habit; disposition.
  • To spot; stain; blemish.
  • To mark; characterize: only in the past participle.
  • n. In medicine: A natural patch or spot of different coloration on the skin; a freckle.
  • n. A local morbid discoloration of the skin; a symptomatic blotch.
  • n. Any one in a battery of sugar-pans; particularly, the smallest of the series, immediately over the fire, also called the striking-tache.
  • n. A Middle English variant of tass.


Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortening of English moustache, tash is altered to be similarly spelt to rhyming English words. (Wiktionary)
French tache spot. See techy. (Wiktionary)



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