dégagé

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adjective dé·ga·gé \ˌdā-ˌgä-ˈzhā\

Definition of dégagé

  1. 1 :  free of constraint :  nonchalant

  2. 2 :  being free and easy <clothes with a dégagé look>

  3. 3 :  extended with toe pointed in preparation for a ballet step

Origin and Etymology of dégagé

French, from past participle of dégager to put at ease, from Old French desgagier to redeem a pledge, free, from des- de- + gage pledge — more at gage


First Known Use: 1696


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