[ sa-shey ]
See synonyms for: sashaysashayedsashaying on

verb (used without object)Informal.
  1. to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly: She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.

  2. to chassé in dancing.

Origin of sashay

1830–40, Americanism; metathetic variant of chassé

Words that may be confused with sashay

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How to use sashay in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sashay


/ (sæˈʃeɪ) /

verb(intr) informal
  1. to move, walk, or glide along casually

  2. to move or walk in a showy way; parade

Origin of sashay

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

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