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dégagé

[dey-gah-zhey; French dey-ga-zhey]
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adjective
  1. unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style.
  2. without emotional involvement; detached.

Origin of dégagé

< French, past participle of dégager to release, free, redeem, Old French desg(u)agier; see de-, gage1; cf. engage
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Examples from the Web for degage

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Hastings: Extremely elegant and degage, upon my word, Madam.

    Origin and Early History of the Fashion Plate

    John L. Nevinson

  • He saunters into New York in a degage way and takes the whole city by storm.

    The Native Son

    Inez Haynes Irwin

  • "You will require a guide," said Colonel Quinnox, who had been studying the degage American in the most earnest manner.

    Truxton King

    George Barr McCutcheon


British Dictionary definitions for degage

dégagé

adjective
  1. unconstrained in manner; casual; relaxed
  2. uninvolved; detached
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