- to do a chassé in a square dance
- to walk in an easy, casual manner
- to walk in a showy or affectedly casual manner, as with an exaggerated swaying of the hips and shoulders
Origin of sashayaltered from chassé
intransitive verbsa·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.
- To perform the chassé in dancing.
- To move in a sideways manner.
- A chassé.
- An excursion; an outing.
- A figure in square dancing in which partners circle each other by taking sideways steps.
Origin of sashayAlteration of chassé
(third-person singular simple present sashays, present participle sashaying, simple past and past participle sashayed)