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chasse (n.)

French chassé "chase, chasing," past participle of chasser "to chase, hunt" (see chase (v.)), borrowed 19c. into English in a variety of senses and expressions, such as "chaser" (in the drinking sense), short for chasse-café, literally "coffee-chaser." Also as a dance step (1867).

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Definitions of chasse
1
chasse (v.)
perform a chasse step, in ballet;
Synonyms: sashay
2
chasse (n.)
(ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading;
Synonyms: sashay
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