chasse

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • v. In dancing, to execute a step or gliding motion (known as the chasse) in which one foot is kept in advance of the other.
  • v. To move or make one's way with gliding steps, as across a crowded room: as, before long he chassed up to me.
  • v. To cause to chasse toward the door; dismiss.
  • n. In dancing, a step or gliding motion in which one foot is kept in advance of the other.

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Note

This word comes from the French, ‘chasser,’ to chase, hunt. ‘Sashay,’ to strut or flounce in a showy manner, is an alteration of ‘chasse.’

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