sashay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sashay move sideways
    • v sashay perform a chasse step, in ballet
    • v 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"
    • n sashay a journey taken for pleasure "many summer excursions to the shore","it was merely a pleasure trip","after cautious sashays into the field"
    • n sashay (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
    • n sashay a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
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Usage

In literature:

I'll jest sashay acrost the track an' give 'em my regards.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
A lot of them fur-faced boys that hurl the merry bombs are goin' to pull off a red-flag sashay up the Avenoo.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
In them days they said 'promenade', 'sashay', 'swing corners', 'change partners'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
But when he got up on his hind legs an' begin ter sashay thet settled it.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
When she see Jinnie she jist made strides for the wood-shed, and old Jinnie sashayed arter her.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
Ther first feller o' that outfit I cotch sashay in' around me I'm goin' ter take a crack at him.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Then you sashayed up and asked her to dance every dance with you.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
We sashayed into the kitchen an' theah, jus' sittin' easylike an' waitin' right on the table, was two or three pies!
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Next he calls, 'Sashay to de right, and do-si-do.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Truly Taboiy Ne de wache Already Sashay Sha shaye.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
Swing yer gal, then run away, Right, an' left an' gents sashay.
"Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp" by Will C. Barnes
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In news:

A 20-something waitress clad in orange shorts and a bosom-hugging white tank sashays up to a table of four smiling guys and one ambivalent girl.
Sashay down to the Frostville Museum complex for the next Cedar Valley square dance.
The Advocate talks with All Stars' Manila Luzon after she sashayed away.
The actress Holland Taylor made an Ann Richards entrance, which is to say with enough energy and sashay that everybody noticed.
Danny DeVito strides up to a table at the Hotel Bel-Air with the trademark sashay that tickled television viewers 20 years ago when he played Louie de Palma on Taxi.
FEMININE STYLE is back, with ladies sashaying down the street going to and from work.
Benitez Opens Door, and Phillies Sashay Through.
She's already sashayed down the runways for New York's better smaller shows, Benjamin Cho and James Coviello, which showcased the girl's endless gams.
In this city, you can't walk, saunter, or sashay 50 feet without running into a drag queen.
Dying to watch anorexic teenagers sashay down a runway but despair of gaining admittance to a real fashion show.
He was giddy as ever when he sashayed into the B's apartment , flaunting Flamenco shoes and an eye sparkle.
The contestants are prepped and primped, sometimes for as much as $250,000, as if they were models getting ready to sashay down a prestigious runway.
Bruno's flamboyant sashay across the Middle East has succeeded in one thing _ uniting Sacha Baron Cohen's unwitting Israeli and Palestinian victims in their joint disdain for his latest comedic creation.
"Look at that dress," I exclaimed as she sashayed across the stage, feet hidden beneath its many ru­­ffles.
Maybe it's fitting that a woman who first sashayed into the national consciousness with an equation — "two for the price of one" — may have her fate determined by the arithmetic of dynasty.
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