tetched

tetched

also teched  (tĕcht)
adj. Informal
Somewhat unbalanced mentally; touched.

[Alteration (influenced by obsolete tached, of a given disposition) of touched.]

tetched

or teched

(tɛtʃt)

adj.
touched; slightly crazy.
[1925–30, Amer.; alter. of touched, perhaps with vowel of tetchy]
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Written by a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award, Tetched is a coming-of-age novel from the first-person perspective of a biracial narrator, who grows up in rural America yet escapes the repetition of country life for new experiences in the city, pursuing a college career.
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Holland and production designer Allan Starski create a rich and sumptuous period atmosphere - dark woods, plush wallpaper, tetched servants - on a small, intimate scale.