panache


pa·nache

noun \pə-ˈnash, -ˈnäsh\

: lots of energy and style

Full Definition of PANACHE

1
:  an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet
2
:  dash or flamboyance in style and action :  verve

Examples of PANACHE

  1. She played the role of hostess with great panache.

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Origin of PANACHE

Middle French pennache, from Old Italian pennacchio, from Late Latin pinnaculum small wing — more at pinnacle
First Known Use: 1553

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