Definition of panache in English:


Syllabification: pa·nache
Pronunciation: /pəˈnaSH, -ˈnäSH


  • 2 historical A tuft or plume of feathers, especially as a headdress or on a helmet.
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    • This picture shows us how to wear a plumed helmet with a warrior's panache.
    • Made of a colorful lame fabric the crown is wrapped with brown velvet and adorned at the side with brown ostrich feather panache.


mid 16th century: from French, from Italian pennacchio, from late Latin pinnaculum, diminutive of pinna 'feather'.

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