Definition of mouche in US English:

mouche

noun

  • 1A small black patch worn on the face as an ornament or to conceal a blemish. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2A natural mark on the face resembling such a patch; a beauty spot.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Wiseman (bap. 1615, d. 1676), surgeon. From French mouche small piece of taffeta worn on the face, small tuft of hair allowed to grow beneath the lower lip, specifically uses of mouche fly from classical Latin musca fly.

Pronunciation

mouche

/muːʃ/