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Definition of "sashay" [sashay]

  • To walk or proceed, especially in an easy or casual manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strut or flounce in a showy manner: sashaying around the dinner party in his fancy new clothes. (verb-intransitive)
  • To perform the chassé in dancing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move in a sideways manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • A chassé. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sashay" in a sentence
  • "After the "sashay" -- the noblest and most dashing bit of gymnastics displayed in the whole quadrille -- he bowed profoundly to his invisible partner and came to a pause, wiping his streaming face."
  • "(his style defines the word sashay) and scrutinize his outfits, which on a recent afternoon featured white, low-slung capris, a black purse, eyeliner and diamond-studded jewelry."
  • ": Our favorite fierce bitch with 3 names since Elizabeth Cady Stanton was told to "sashay" away?"