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teched

[techt] /tɛtʃt/
adjective
1.

tetched

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[techt] /tɛtʃt/
adjective
1.
touched; slightly crazy.
Origin of tetched
1925-1930
1925-30; variant of touched; perhaps representing earlier tached (Middle English techyd) in the compounds (well-)tached, (evil-)tached having the (specified) quality or disposition (Middle English tach(e), tech(e) trait, spot, stain < Old French tache spot (see tachism) + -ed3)
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  • "Poor old Miriam, she's teched up here," one of the girls explained, tapping her forehead.

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson
  • Nothin' 'cep' fish should be teched with the naked fingers, dad says.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Perhaps your liver is teched a little and it makes you feel bad all over.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • Being I faal like a firecracker that has jest been teched off, I suspict I caught his loving remarks consarning mesilf.

  • An' ef you ever got a sudden whack on de funny-bone in yo' elbow, missy, you know how she suffered when she was teched.

  • Yep, I went to see Mammy, and she says as how Scraggy's pappy were dead, and as how the gal's teched in here.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • I had er whole lot o' 'em once, but da turned green, an' da'd pizen me ef I teched 'em wid my mouf.

    The Starbucks Opie Percival Read
  • Cap'n Tom alive—thank God—alive, even if he is teched in his head.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Ef ye won't tell who teched it, I'll gin a good word fur ye ter them witches what war inquirin' round fur ye ter-day.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • So I jest reached in my pocket and teched it for luck, then I reached over and teched her arm.

Word Origin and History for teched

tetched

adj.

1930, U.S. colloquial variant of touched in the sense of "slightly crazy" (see touch).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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