Origin of nonchalant
Examples from the Web for nonchalantly
As the years passed, I envied women who nonchalantly mentioned their periods as nothing more than a minor irritation.
Then, handing me back my iPad, he said nonchalantly in a really good mock-English accent, “Sorry, chap, my dance card is full.”
He landed on a Daily Double, bid $18,000, got it right, and nonchalantly scrawled a final Jeopardy!Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Leonard Cooper on His Big $75,000 Win|Ramin Setoodeh|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She nonchalantly drops trow, and three or so of us stare at the pattern of her pubic hair.
“Oh, I have plenty,” she says nonchalantly, shrugging and waving her arms.GOP's New Foreign Affairs Chair Ready to Play Hardball|Sandra McElwaine|February 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And that private started out across No Man's Land as nonchalantly as though he were strolling along his native strand.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
"The Diablo will kill him," said one nonchalantly, blowing a puff of smoke from his cigarette.Frontier Boys on the Coast|Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
"I'm only a director in the Pacific Southwestern, and I suppose directors don't count," he said nonchalantly.Empire Builders|Francis Lynde
However, a war party would not have ridden so nonchalantly up the Trail where they were so easily seen.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Rhoda Gray tilted her chair, instead, nonchalantly back against the wall—it was quite light enough where she was!The White Moll|Frank L. Packard
British Dictionary definitions for nonchalantly
Word Origin for nonchalant
Word Origin and History for nonchalantly
1734, from French nonchalant, present participle of nonchaloir "be indifferent to, have no concern for" (13c.), from non- "not" (see non-) + chaloir "have concern for," ultimately from Latin calere "be hot" (see calorie). French chaland "customer, client" is of the same origin. Related: Nonchalantly.