pas de chat


plural pas de chat ˌpä-də-ˈsha How to pronounce pas de chat (audio)
: a ballet leap from one foot to the other in which the feet are drawn up and the knees are bent so that the legs form a diamond

Word History


French, literally, cat's step

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pas de chat was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Pas de chat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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