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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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adj.

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

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