Definition of touché in US English:



  • 1(in fencing) used as an acknowledgment of a hit by one's opponent.

    1. 1.1 Used as an acknowledgment during a discussion of a good or clever point made at one's expense by another person.
      • ‘‘Ooh, touché,’ Master Alexi remarked with a grin at the king.’
      • ‘‘Oh, touché,’ he said, pretending to look wounded.’
      • ‘You can read the story on - touché - a cached copy of the story I found on Google.’
      • ‘True it could - excuse me - indeed it should be said that a streak like this itself amounts - touché - to a blazing exception.’


French, literally ‘touched’, past participle of toucher.