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[tawr-chee] /ˈtɔr tʃi/
adjective, torchier, torchiest.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
Origin of torchy
1620-30, in sense “full of torches”; 1940-45 for this sense; torch1 + -y1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for torchier


a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination
Word Origin
C20: from torchère
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Slang definitions & phrases for torchier

torch job

noun phrase

An instance of arson: mob-linked torch jobs for a 10 percent cut of insurance proceeds (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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