06 January 2007

Word of the Day: Panache

Okay, you probably know panache as "flair" or "je ne sais quoi" - you know, he had that certain something.

But here are the definitions from Wordnet:

  1. (n) dash, elan, flair, panache, style (distinctive and stylish elegance) "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
  2. (n) panache (a feathered plume on a helmet)
In other words, did you know a panache was the thing on the top of your hat when you were in the marching band in high school?