tetched
variant of teched

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  • tetched — 1930, U.S. colloquial variant of touched in the sense of slightly crazy (see TOUCH (Cf. touch)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tetched — [techt] adj. [LME techyd, prob. altered (infl. by teche, a quality, mark: see TETCHY) < touchede, pp. of touchen,TOUCH] Dial. touched; slightly demented: also used humorously …   English World dictionary

  • tetched — /techt/, adj. touched; slightly crazy. Also, teched. [1925 30; var. of TOUCHED; perh. repr. earlier tached (ME techyd) in the compounds (well )tached, (evil )tached having the (specified) quality or disposition (ME tach(e), tech(e) trait, spot,… …   Universalium

  • tetched — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, bereft of reason, brainsick, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, daft, deluded, demented, deprived of reason, deranged, disoriented, distraught, flighty, hallucinated, insane, irrational, loco, lunatic, mad …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tetched — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. demented, neurotic, *not right in the head, *a little crazy, touched, *nuts. see crazy, insane, neurotic …   English dictionary for students

  • tetched — adjective AmE spoken slightly crazy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tetched — or teched [[t]tɛtʃt[/t]] adj. touched; slightly crazy • Etymology: 1925–30, amer.; alter. of touched, perh. with vowel of tetchy …   From formal English to slang

  • tetched — variant of teched …   Useful english dictionary

  • teched — adjective or tetched ˈtecht Etymology: alteration of touched : mentally unbalanced : somewhat deranged * * * /techt/, adj. tetched. * * * teched «tehcht», adjective. = tetched. (Cf. ↑tetched) …   Useful english dictionary

  • teched — or tetched adjective Etymology: alteration of touched Date: 1921 mentally unbalanced …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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