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panache

Line breaks: pa|nache
Pronunciation: /pəˈnaʃ
 
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Definition of panache in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] Flamboyant confidence of style or manner: he entertained London society with great panache
More example sentences
  • It is cute, astute, cerebral football, a mirror image of their studious manager though with an added dash of style and panache.
  • Flaws cannot be concealed by style and panache.
  • It just confirms what local men in the know have always stressed - Kerry women have few equals when it comes to style and panache.
Synonyms
2 historical A tuft or plume of feathers, especially as a headdress or on a helmet.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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