Friday, February 13, 2009


dégagé \ˌdā-ˌgä-ˈzhā\ adjective: 1. free of constraint; nonchalant, 2. being free and easy {clothes with a dégagé look}, 3. extended with toe pointed in preparation for a ballet step

Etymology: French, from past participle of dégager to put at ease, from Old French desgagier to redeem a pledge, free, from des- de- + gage pledge, reward

Thanks to Will Boehlke for using the word dégagé in his post yesterday in A Suitable Wardrobe. It’s never a bad thing when you have to look up a new word in the dictionary.

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