[ sa-shey ]
/ sæˈʃeɪ /

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.

Origin of sashay

1830–40, Americanism; metathetic variant of chassé

Can be confused

sachet sashay Sasha Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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