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From French chasser (chase), from Latin captō, frequentative of capiō (I take).



sashay (plural sashays)

  1. A chassé.
  2. A sequence of sideways steps in a circle in square dancing.


sashay (third-person singular simple present sashays, present participle sashaying, simple past and past participle sashayed)

  1. (intransitive) To walk casually or showily; to strut, swagger or flounce.
  2. (intransitive) To chassé when dancing.
  3. (intransitive) To move sideways.
    • 2015, Louise Taylor, Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans spitting row mars Manchester United’s win over Newcastle (in The Guardian, 4 March 2015)[2]
      Games can hinge on the sort of controversial decision made by Taylor in the 10th minute. After Rivière collected Gabriel Obertan’s pass and sashayed beyond Daley Blind he drew the United centre- half into a rash, clumsy challenge but, puzzlingly, Taylor detected no penalty.