每日一词 | cachet

cachet
noun | [ˈkæʃeɪ]

Definition
1:a seal used especially as a mark of official approval 官方印章
2:a characteristic feature or quality conferring prestige; also : standing or estimation in the eyes of people : prestige (显示优越的)标志,威望
3:a design, inscription, or advertisement printed or stamped on mail 印刷或者盖在信封上的设计、题词或广告

官方印章,同意

Did You Know?
在法国大革命之前,lettre de cachet曾表示一封由法国国王和其他官员签发的信函,用于授权监禁某人。此类文书通常都是官方用一种压入软蜡的印章标记的。这种印章最初在法国被称为cachet,衍生自中古法语动词cacher,其意思是“按”或“隐藏”。cachet的印章意义则是从17世纪中期引入英语中的,然后到了19世纪,这个单词开始有现在的引申含义,开始表示象征声望的特质,然后到了世纪末,就完全表示声望本身了。

Examples of CACHET
“It’s been 70 years and the Sweetheart City is still going strong with its official valentine card and cachet. The Loveland Chamber of Commerce unveiled the 2016 artwork Tuesday….”
— Erin Udell, The Fort Collins Coloradoan, 6 Jan. 2016
“TV is enjoying a surge in critical prestige and has taken over some of the cultural cachet that used to be reserved for the movies.”
— Ryan Faughnder, The Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2017

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