chassé–croisé

noun chas·sé–croi·sé \sha¦sākr(ə)wä¦zā\

Definition of chassé–croisé

plural

chassé–croisés

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at cross


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