- to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly: She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
- to chassé in dancing.
Origin of sashay
Examples from the Web for sashay
Contemporary Examples of sashay
The Drag Race host is set to sashay to the ABC comedy Happy Endings for a guest arc.‘Sister, Sister,’ ‘Brady Bunch Movie’ & More RuPaul Cameos (VIDEO)
December 12, 2012
In this case, don a pair of pumps, slip into a dress, and sashay into a shiny new job.Boycott the Cross-Dressing Show! ABC’s New Sitcom ‘Work It’ Doesn't Work
January 3, 2012
And watch the backs of the heads of the aura vampires in your life getting tinier and tinier as they sashay away.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
August 13, 2011
Historical Examples of sashay
In them days they said 'promenade', 'sashay', 'swing corners', 'change partners'.
Get a move on them fried spuds and sashay them down this way, if there's any left when y'u fill your plate, Missou.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West
William MacLeod Raine
"Hope I didn't put away too much fried chicken to sashay properly at the square dance," Bud remarked.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
In that sea and that wind the progress of the Dobson was, as the Cap'n mentally put it, a "sashay."The Skipper and the Skipped
- to move, walk, or glide along casually
- to move or walk in a showy way; parade
Word Origin for sashay
Word Origin and History for sashay
1836, mangled Englishing of French chassé "gliding step" (in square dancing), literally "chased," past participle of chasser "to chase," from Old French chacier "to hunt," from Vulgar Latin *captiare (see capable, and cf. chase, catch). Related: Sashayed; sashaying. The noun is attested from 1900.