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intr.v. sa·shayed, sa·shay·ing, sa·shays
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.
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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: sashayed
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|Noun||1.||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
|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
|3.||sashay - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"|
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
|Verb||1.||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"
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