1. an outstanding and very kewl performance that nevertheless leaves a bitter taste in parts of the audience (colloquial adjective)
2. a 19th century parisian method of drying one's hair by using a horse, a violin string and generous amounts of butter.
although the word is as old the method, "gauchette"'s adjevtive meaning got popularized by a group of 20-somethings in bavarian banlieus during the late 2000s
1. "sara, OMG, what you did to the snowman was just gauchette! i don't know if i approve, but it was certainly fun to watch."
2."just one second pierre, i have to finish mon gauchette, but then i'm ready to see the execution."