[ruh-shair-shey, ruh-shair-shey; French ruh-sher-shey] /rəˈʃɛər ʃeɪ, rə ʃɛərˈʃeɪ; French rə ʃɛrˈʃeɪ/
sought out with care.
very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure.
of studied refinement or elegance; precious; affected; pretentious.
/rəˈʃɛəʃeɪ; French rəʃɛrʃe/
known only to connoisseurs; choice or rare
studiedly refined or elegant
1722, from French recherché “carefully sought out,” past participle of rechercher “to seek out” (12c.), from re-, here perhaps suggesting repeated activity (see re-) + chercher “to search,” from Latin circare, in Late Latin “to wander hither and thither,” from circus “circle” (see circus). Commonly used 19c. of food, styles, etc., to denote obscure excellence.
[chooz] /tʃuz/ verb (used with object), chose; chosen or (Obsolete) chose; choosing. 1. to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure. 2. to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run for election. 3. to want; desire: I choose moving to the city. 4. (especially […]
[kris-uh n] /ˈkrɪs ən/ verb (used with object) 1. to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize. 2. to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary. 3. to name and dedicate: to christen a ship. 4. to make use of for the first time. /ˈkrɪsən/ verb (transitive) 1. to give a […]
[ri-sid-uh-viz-uh m] /rɪˈsɪd əˌvɪz əm/ noun 1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime. 2. Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns. /rɪˈsɪdɪˌvɪzəm/ noun 1. habitual relapse into crime n. “habit of relapsing” (into crime), 1882, from recidivist + -ism, modeled on French récidivisme, from récidiver. recidivism re·cid·i·vism (rĭ-sĭd’ə-vĭz’əm) n.
[ri-sid-uh-veyt, ree-] /rɪˈsɪd əˌveɪt, ri-/ verb (used without object), recidivated, recidivating. 1. to engage in ; relapse. v. “fall back; relapse,” 1520s, from Medieval Latin recidivatus, past participle of recidivare “to relapse” (see recidivist). Related: Recidivated; recidivating.