en passant

adverb
en pas·​sant | \ ˌäⁿ-ˌpä-ˈsäⁿ How to pronounce en passant (audio) , -pə-\

Definition of en passant

1 : in passing
2 used in chess of the capture of a pawn as it makes a first move of two squares by an enemy pawn that threatens the first of these squares

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Synonyms for en passant

Synonyms

apropos, incidentally

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Examples of en passant in a Sentence

she mentioned en passant that she'd been to New York

First Known Use of en passant

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for en passant

French

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The first known use of en passant was in 1665

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