chas·​sé-croi·​sé | \ sha¦sākr(ə)wä¦zā \
plural chassé-croisés

Definition of chassé-croisé

: a movement in a quadrille or country-dance in which partners exchange places by means of a chassé

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History and Etymology for chassé-croisé

French, literally, crossed chassé, from chassé the dance + croisé, past participle of croiser to cross, from Old French, from crois cross, from Latin cruc-, crux

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“Chassé-croisé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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