This word, touché, has nothing to do with the verb touch. It comes from French and it is used by the fencer(in the sport of fencing) to acknowledge a hit.

Metaphorically, it is used to acknowledge that a witty remark of the other person was a spot-on, i.e. it was a great counterpoint and they are rendered speechless.

A: I have never forget anything!

B: Did you already forget how you forgot your keys yesterday?

A: Oh, yeah. Touché.

This video is a great example of wrong use of touché.

Mind the pronunciation of touché, too.


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