verb (used without object) Informal.
to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly: She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
to chassé in dancing.

1830–40, Americanism; metathetic variant of chassé

sachet, sashay, Sasha. Unabridged
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sashay (sæˈʃeɪ)
1.  to move, walk, or glide along casually
2.  to move or walk in a showy way; parade
[C19: from an alteration of chassé, a gliding dance step]

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Word Origin & History

1836, from mangled Anglicization of Fr. chassé "gliding step" (in square dancing), lit. "chased," pp. of chasser "to chase," from O.Fr. chacier "to hunt," from V.L. *captiare (see capable, and cf. chase, catch). The noun is attested from 1900.
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Example sentences
For after-dark drama, sashay your way to a tango club.
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