Question: Where does tush come from?

tush (n.) backside, buttocks, 1962, an abbreviation of tochus (1914), from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahat beneath.

Is Tush a Yiddish?

Rear end, bottom, backside, buttocks. In proper Yiddish, its spelled tuchis or tuches or tokhis, and was the origin of the American slang word tush. Female busybody or gossip.

Which language is Touché?

You acknowledged a touch by saying I was touched in French. In French, the first person pronoun may be left out if it is clear from grammar. So: touché (I am touched) is what the fencer says; touche (a touch) is what the referee says.

What does the word Nubian mean?

native or inhabitant of Nubia 1a : a native or inhabitant of Nubia. b : a member of one of the group of dark-skinned peoples that formed a powerful empire between Egypt and Ethiopia from the 6th to the 14th centuries. 2 : any of several languages spoken in central and northern Sudan.

Is Touché an English word?

So, what does it mean? Touché is the past participle of the word toucher, which means to touch as a verb and refers to one of the five senses when used as a noun. But English speakers use it to acknowledge a particularly effective counter-argument or comeback in a battle of repartee or “banter”, as some would say.

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