cachet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ka-shā', kash'ā Fr. ka-she'), [key]
— pl. ca•chets
  1. an official seal, as on a letter or document.
  2. a distinguishing mark or feature; stamp: Courtesy is the cachet of good breeding.
  3. a sign or expression of approval, esp. from a person who has a great deal of prestige.
  4. superior status; prestige: The job has a certain cachet.
  5. a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.
  6. a firm name, slogan, or design stamped or printed on an envelope or folded letter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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