passe-passe

noun
\ ˈpäˈspäs \
plural passe-passes\ -​s(ə̇z) \

Definition of passe-passe

: a skillful feat of juggling or manipulation moving divisions from north to south and south to north … the kind of passe-passe that is a … delight— A. J. Liebling

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History and Etymology for passe-passe

French, from the phrase used by jugglers passe, passe pass, pass

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“Passe-passe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passe-passe. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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