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sashay (v.)

1836, mangled Englishing of French chassé "gliding step" (in square dancing), literally "chased," past participle of chasser "to chase," from Old French chacier "to hunt," from Vulgar Latin *captiare "try to seize, chase," from Latin captare "to take, hold," frequentative of capere "to take, hold," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp." Compare chase, catch. Related: Sashayed; sashaying. The noun is attested from 1900.

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Definitions of sashay from WordNet
1
sashay (v.)
move sideways;
Synonyms: sidle
sashay (v.)
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others;
Synonyms: tittup / swagger / ruffle / prance / strut / cock
sashay (v.)
perform a chasse step, in ballet;
Synonyms: chasse
2
sashay (n.)
a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps;
sashay (n.)
(ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading;
Synonyms: chasse
sashay (n.)
a journey taken for pleasure;
after cautious sashays into the field
Synonyms: excursion / jaunt / outing / junket / pleasure trip / expedition
From wordnet.princeton.edu