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Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Definitions for recherche

  1. Uncommon; exotic; rare.
  2. Exquisite; choice.
  3. Excessively refined; affected.

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Citations for recherche
. . .recherche topics interesting only to university specialists. Katharine Washburn and John F. Thornton, Dumbing Down
She was mocking the pretensions of the cookery writer who insists on recherche ingredients not because of their qualities but their snob value. Angela Carter, Shaking a Leg
Origin of recherche
1715-1725
Recherche comes from French, from rechercher, "to seek out," from re- + chercher, "to look for, to seek."