passe-passe

noun

ˈpäˈspäs
plural passe-passes
-s(ə̇z)
: 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 … delightA. J. Liebling

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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