touché

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tou·ché

 (to͞o-shā′)
interj.
Used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or a successful criticism or an effective point in argument.

[French, from past participle of toucher, to hit or wound in fencing, from Old French touchier, to touch; see touch.]

touché

(tuːˈʃeɪ)
interj
1. (Fencing) an acknowledgment that a scoring hit has been made in a fencing competition
2. an acknowledgment of the striking home of a remark or the capping of a witticism
[from French, literally: touched]

tou•ché

(tuˈʃeɪ)

interj.
1. (an expression used to indicate a hit or touch in fencing.)
2. (an expression used for acknowledging a telling remark or rejoinder.)
[1920–25; < French: literally, touched]
Translations

touché

[tuːˈʃeɪ] EXCL¡dices bien!

touché

interj (Fencing) → Treffer; (fig inf)eins zu null für dich (inf)

touché

[tuːˈʃeɪ] excltoccato!
References in classic literature ?
"'Dieu me la donne, gare a qui la touche!'* They say he was very fine when he said that," he remarked, repeating the words in Italian: "'Dio mi l'ha dato.
It is necessary, however, to dissociate the man from his poetry, and Sung Chih-Wen's poetry often touches a high level of inspiration.
The departing ladies who had said they would stay didn't, of course, thank heaven, stay: they departed, in consequence of arrangements made, in a rage of curiosity, as they professed, produced by the touches with which he had already worked us up.
Yet her sympathetic command over, her power of evoking, the genius of places, is clearly shown in the touches by which she brings out the so well-known grey and green of college and garden--touches which bring the real Oxford to the mind's eye better than any elaborate description [65] --for the beauty of the place itself resides also in delicate touches.
An episode of humour or kindness touches and amuses him here and there--a pretty child looking at a gingerbread stall; a pretty girl blushing whilst her lover talks to her and chooses her fairing; poor Tom Fool, yonder behind the waggon, mumbling his bone with the honest family which lives by his tumbling; but the general impression is one more melancholy than mirthful.
As the younger girls stand together, giving the last touches to their simple toilet, it may be a good time to tell of a few changes which three years have wrought in their appearance, for all are looking their best just now.
"No matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery, the moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the God sink together in the dust, and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled, by the irresistible genius of universal emancipation." CURRAN.[1]
And Shakespeare speaks of everything that touches life most nearly.
Will was very open and careless about his personal affairs, but it was among the more exquisite touches in nature's modelling of him that he had a delicate generosity which warned him into reticence here.
I could not answer that question, and I feared that Captain Nemo would rather take us to the vast ocean that touches the coasts of Asia and America at the same time.
Pygmalion Higgins is not a portrait of Sweet, to whom the adventure of Eliza Doolittle would have been impossible; still, as will be seen, there are touches of Sweet in the play.
As he was about to put the last touches on the finger tips, Geppetto felt his wig being pulled off.