Definition of cachet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæʃeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//kæˈʃeɪ//
[uncountable, singular] (formal)
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if something has cachet, it has a special quality that people admire and approve of synonym prestige No other brand name has quite the same cachet. the cachet of the elegant Right Bank hotel Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French, from cacher in the sense ‘to press’, based on Latin coactare ‘constrain’.Extra examples Supporting the arts confers social cachet. The new writers added cult cachet to the magazine. The university didn’t have the cachet of Oxford or Cambridge, but it had a strong research base.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cachet