chassé

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

Definition of chassé

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to make a chassé
2 : sashay

chassé

noun

Definition of chassé (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sliding dance step resembling the galop

First Known Use of chassé

Verb

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chassé

Noun

French, from past participle of chasser to chase

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“Chassé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chass%C3%A9. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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