passade

noun
pas·​sade | \ pəˈsād \
plural -s

Definition of passade

1 : a turn or course of a horse backward or forward on the same spot
2 : a passing love affair : flirtation it describes a passade, a riffle on the surface of life— Anthony West

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History and Etymology for passade

French, from Italian passata, from passare to pass (from—assumed—Vulgar Latin passare) + -ata -ade, verb

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“Passade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passade. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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