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sashay

[ sa-shey ]
/ sæˈʃeɪ /
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verb (used without object) Informal.

to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly: She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
to chassé in dancing.

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Origin of sashay

1830–40, Americanism; metathetic variant of chassé

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sashay

sachet, sashay , Sasha
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British Dictionary definitions for sashay

sashay
/ (sæˈʃeɪ) /

verb (intr) informal

to move, walk, or glide along casually
to move or walk in a showy way; parade

Word Origin for sashay

C19: from an alteration of chassé, a gliding dance step
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