Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • interjection fencing An acknowledgement of a hit.
  • interjection An acknowledgement of the success, appropriateness, or superiority of an argument or discussion.

Etymologies

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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From French, past participle of toucher ("to touch"). More at touch.

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