define panache



the quality of being able to do things in a confident and elegant way that other people find attractive



Two Example Dialogues Using ‘Panache’


๐Ÿ˜‰: You ought to go out with my friend Bridger. He’s cute!

๐Ÿ˜œ: I’m not looking for “cute”, my friend. I’m looking for an intellectual giant just dripping with panache! Do you know anyone like that?


๐Ÿค”: She’s got panache, that’s for sure, but at some point, that’s not going to be enough.

๐Ÿคจ: She’s got more than panache, and you know it. She’s a brilliant strategist who has pulled us out of more than a few scrapes.



Examples of ‘Panache’ from the News


“They also got a player with a ton of panache, a folk hero in the making who became a social media phenom when he arrived for a game at Christmas last year wearing one of those over-the-top outfits a QB hasn’t donned since the days of Joe Namath and his fur coat.”
–ย  Cindy Boren, “Who’s Gardner Minshew? Jaguars’ rookie quarterback is more than a mustache”, 15 September 2019


“It is rare to experience so many personal references within apparent pedagogical intent delivered with panache and verve; but Far Cry managed!”
– Julie Ingelfinger, “Inaugural for Town’s Favorite Criers”, 15 September 2019



Special Notes on the Word ‘Panache’


I love this word for a lot of reasons. First of all, it’s a great concept. But do you know what else? The word ‘panache’ features in one of my all-time favorite movie scenes!


This is the last few minutes of Cyrano de Bergerac. Today’s word of the day comes up at the very end…in such a beautiful way. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’–



Related: Learn 8 words that the English language borrowed from French



Pronunciation of ‘Panache’






Sources: Definition of ‘Panache’

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