sashay


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sa·shay

 (să-shā′) Informal
intr.v. sa·shayed, sa·shay·ing, sa·shays
1.
a. To walk or proceed, especially in an easy or casual manner.
b. To strut or flounce in a showy manner: sashaying around the dinner party in his fancy new clothes.
2. To perform the chassé in dancing.
3. To move in a sideways manner.
n.
1. A chassé.
2. An excursion; an outing.
3. A figure in square dancing in which partners circle each other by taking sideways steps.

[Alteration of chassé.]

sashay

(sæˈʃeɪ)
vb (intr)
1. to move, walk, or glide along casually
2. to move or walk in a showy way; parade
[C19: from an alteration of chassé, a gliding dance step]

sa•shay

(sæˈʃeɪ)

v.i.
1. to walk, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly.
2. to strut.
3. to chassé in dancing.
n.
4. a chassé.
5. a trip or excursion.
6. a venture or foray.
[1830–40, Amer.; metathetic variant of chassé]

sashay


Past participle: sashayed
Gerund: sashaying

Imperative
sashay
sashay
Present
I sashay
you sashay
he/she/it sashays
we sashay
you sashay
they sashay
Preterite
I sashayed
you sashayed
he/she/it sashayed
we sashayed
you sashayed
they sashayed
Present Continuous
I am sashaying
you are sashaying
he/she/it is sashaying
we are sashaying
you are sashaying
they are sashaying
Present Perfect
I have sashayed
you have sashayed
he/she/it has sashayed
we have sashayed
you have sashayed
they have sashayed
Past Continuous
I was sashaying
you were sashaying
he/she/it was sashaying
we were sashaying
you were sashaying
they were sashaying
Past Perfect
I had sashayed
you had sashayed
he/she/it had sashayed
we had sashayed
you had sashayed
they had sashayed
Future
I will sashay
you will sashay
he/she/it will sashay
we will sashay
you will sashay
they will sashay
Future Perfect
I will have sashayed
you will have sashayed
he/she/it will have sashayed
we will have sashayed
you will have sashayed
they will have sashayed
Future Continuous
I will be sashaying
you will be sashaying
he/she/it will be sashaying
we will be sashaying
you will be sashaying
they will be sashaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sashaying
you have been sashaying
he/she/it has been sashaying
we have been sashaying
you have been sashaying
they have been sashaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sashaying
you will have been sashaying
he/she/it will have been sashaying
we will have been sashaying
you will have been sashaying
they will have been sashaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sashaying
you had been sashaying
he/she/it had been sashaying
we had been sashaying
you had been sashaying
they had been sashaying
Conditional
I would sashay
you would sashay
he/she/it would sashay
we would sashay
you would sashay
they would sashay
Past Conditional
I would have sashayed
you would have sashayed
he/she/it would have sashayed
we would have sashayed
you would have sashayed
they would have sashayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sashay - a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance - a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
square dance, square dancing - American country dancing in which couples form squares
2.sashay - (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
dance step, step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
3.sashay - a journey taken for pleasuresashay - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
airing - a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air; "he took the dogs for an airing"
field trip - a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
Verb1.sashay - move sideways
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.sashay - to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
3.sashay - perform a chasse step, in ballet
dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"

sashay

verb
Informal. To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Translations

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vi (esp US inf) → stolzieren; I’ll just sashay down to the barich latsche mal eben zur Bar (inf)
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