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A helmet with panache (1)

Etymology

From Middle French pennache (plume of feathers) < [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] pennaccio < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pinnaculum.

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Noun

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panache

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s

panache (s)
  1. (countable) An ornamental plume on a helmet.
  2. (uncountable) Flamboyant, energetic style or action; dash; verve.
    • 1894Kate Chopin, Bayou Folk, At the 'Cadian Ball
      One old gentleman, who was in the habit of reading a Paris newspaper and knew things, chuckled gleefully to everybody that Alcée’s conduct was altogether chic, mais chic. That he had more panache than Boulanger. Well, perhaps he had.

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