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adj. torch·i·er, torch·i·est
Of, relating to, or typical of a torch song or torch singer.


adj, torchier or torchiest
sentimental; maudlin; characteristic of a torch song


(ˈtɔr tʃi)

adj. torch•i•er, torch•i•est.
of or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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Now, the surprise acclaim for her CDs has landed the torchy Texan her first tour of India and Dubai, starting in January.
At least, that's what Harold Macmillan kept telling us at the time, although there were only two black and white TV stations, Dixon of Dock Green (pictured right) was Saturday night prime time viewing and Torchy the Battery Boy was a children's hero.
Smith cuts loose about halfway through the torchy "When You've Got It, Flaunt It,'' giving it all the sizzle it deserves.
Originally built in 1945, the property is the second oldest shopping center in Dallas and is 84 percent leased to tenants including Albertson s, Pei Wei, Starbucks, Torchy s Tacos, Petco and Wells Fargo.
Anne Hathaway sang LCD Soundsystem's 'New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down,' which started torchy but built to a rocking conclusion complete with a burst of air guitar, while Matt Bomer called up Billie Lourd - the daughter of the evening's honoree - to join him onstage for a rendition of Neil Young's 'Old Man'," the Variety report reads.
A Sooty B Andy Pandy C Torchy D Top Cat QUESTION 2 - for 2 points: Which animal was featured in the film and the book Ring Of Bright Water?
Val Everson: Twizzle and Torchy the Battery Boy Alan Sweeney: Blue Peter and its ITV rival Magpie.
We first met him via pioneering puppet TV series such as The Adventures Of Twizzle, Torchy The Battery Boy and Four Feather Falls.
He firmly believed there was nothing on the earth that couldn't be fixed with a liberal application of black gaffer tape (a trait which earned him the nickname Torchy, after the 1950s TV character Torchy the Battery Boy).
I remember Torchy the Battery Boy in Lewis's but TJ's had Pinky and Perky and the saxophone playing frog.
Little Boy, Be a Man" and a torchy ballad for girlfriend Brenda Strong (Kerry Butler) that's best forgotten.