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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chas`sé"
A movement in dancing, as across or to the right or left.

Etymology: F., fr. chassé, p. p. of chasser to chase

verb Chas`sé"
To make the movement called chassé; as, all chassé; chassé to the right or left.
noun Chasse
A small potion of spirituous liquor taken to remove the taste of coffee, tobacco, or the like; -- originally chasse-café, lit., “coffee chaser.”

Etymology: See Chasse-café

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
  2. Perform a chasse step, in ballet

Borrowing from French chasse

  1. Alternative spelling of chassé
  2. A chasse-café.

Borrowing from Old French chasse.

  1. A reliquary casket.

    chasse was also found in the following language(s): French and Old French

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Chasse

    David Hendrik Chassé is a military person. His military service ended in 1839.


    James was born in 1963. He died on September 17th, 2006.


    Denis Chassé is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1991 to 2001. Denis was born on February 7th, 1970 in Montreal.


    Loren Chasse is a psychedelic folk and experimental music musician, sound artist, educator, and sound art.


    Barthélemy Chasse was a painter. Barthélemy was born in 1659 in Naples. He passed away in 1720.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Chasse U.S.
      White 95.43% 64.26%
      African American 0.72% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.25% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.70% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Chasse

    People with the last name Chasse are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Chasse

    • How Popular is the name Chasse? Chasse is the 60,313th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chasse was the 11,829th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Chasse have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22 babies born with the first name Chasse in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chasse? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Chasse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chasse is Monday, November 8th, 1897.
    • What year had the most people named Chasse born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chasse was in 1987 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Chasse: Your name in reverse order is Essahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ascshe. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Chasse? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,646 people with the last name Chasse.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chasse? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chasse as their last name since less than 1 person in 111k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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