American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To walk or proceed, especially in an easy or casual manner.
- v. To strut or flounce in a showy manner: sashaying around the dinner party in his fancy new clothes.
- v. To perform the chassé in dancing.
- v. To move in a sideways manner.
- n. A chassé.
- n. An excursion; an outing.
- n. A figure in square dancing in which partners circle each other by taking sideways steps.
- n. A chassé.
- n. A sequence of sideways steps in a circle in square dancing.
- v. intransitive To walk casually or showily; to strut, swagger or flounce.
- v. intransitive To chassé when dancing.
- v. intransitive To move sideways.
- n. (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
- v. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
- v. perform a chasse step, in ballet
- v. move sideways
- n. a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
- n. a journey taken for pleasure
- French chasser, chase, from Latin verb captare, from perfect passive participle captus, from verb capere, take. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of chassé. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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