chassé

1 of 2

verb

chas·​sé sha-ˈsā How to pronounce chassé (audio)
chasséd; chasséing

intransitive verb

1
: to make a chassé
2
: sashay

chassé

2 of 2

noun

: a sliding dance step resembling the galop

Word History

Etymology

Noun

French, from past participle of chasser to chase

First Known Use

Verb

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chassé was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Chassé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chass%C3%A9. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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