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sashay

verb sa·shay \ sa-ˈshā also sī- \
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of sashay

1 : to make a chassé
2 a : walk, glide, go
b : to strut or move about in an ostentatious or conspicuous manner
c : to proceed or move in a diagonal or sideways manner

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Examples of sashay in a Sentence

  1. The model sashayed down the runway.

  2. She sashayed into the room.

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Origin and Etymology of sashay

alteration of chassé

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sashay

noun

Definition of sashay

2 : a square-dance figure in which partners sidestep in a circle around each other with the man moving behind the woman
3 : chassé

Examples of sashay in a Sentence

  1. just a little weekend sashay we took to get away from it all

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First Known Use of sashay

1900

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SASHAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sashay for English Language Learners

  • : to walk in a slow and confident way that makes people notice you



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