verb[no object] • informal , chiefly North American
- 1 [with adverbial of direction] Walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner, typically with exaggerated movements of the hips and shoulders: Louise was sashaying along in a long black satin dressMore example sentences
- She normally sat at the opposite end of the room, but had strutted over, sashaying her hips to talk with him.
- I stared at her, breath ragged, as she walked to the door, sashaying her hips calmly.
- Rivulets of sweat poured down our backs and James called out to us to walk like models sashaying down a ramp.
- 2Perform the sashay.More example sentences
- Ailey had fully experienced the thrill that ripples through a Broadway theater when a line of spiffy dancers sashays in unison towards the edge of the stage.
- Ann and Sandie worked very hard promoting the event which saw line dancers from all over the province sashaying on the floor most of the night.
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mid 19th century (as a verb): alteration of chassé.
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