from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To walk or proceed, especially in an easy or casual manner.
- intransitive v. To strut or flounce in a showy manner: sashaying around the dinner party in his fancy new clothes.
- intransitive v. To perform the chassé in dancing.
- intransitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A chassé.
- n. A sequence of sideways steps in a circle in square dancing.
- v. To walk casually or showily; to strut, swagger or flounce.
- v. To chassé when dancing.
- v. To move sideways.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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?
Does he kind of sashay his pointy tale when he walks?
How did eight of my horses just slip out of the fence and sashay off into the wild blue ever-fucking yonder?
"I've got this," I yell with a little smile, and sashay right into Bob, who has called off his pencil sharpener pursuit to be the first responder to the smoke situation in our kitchen.
You make it sound easy, sashay into a bank show them a plan and they hand over gobs of money.
The two companies will likely be among a dozen IPOs that attempt to sashay in front of investors before everyone takes a break during Thanksgiving week in the U.S., which starts Nov. 21.
But even show insiders are at a loss, trying to figure out who will ultimately sashay home with the prize.
Whatever the author's nationality, a play doesn't just sashay onto the stage of the 330-year-old, state-subsidized institution whose history began with Moli è re.