pas de bourrée

pas de bour·​rée | \ˌpä-də-bu̇-ˈrā \
plural pas de bourrée\ ˌpä-​də-​bu̇-​ˈrā \ or pas de bourrées\ ˌpä-​də-​bu̇-​ˈrā(z) \

Definition of pas de bourrée 

: a walking or running ballet step usually executed on the points of the toes

First Known Use of pas de bourrée

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pas de bourrée

French, literally, bourrée step

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playful or foolish behavior

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