Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: pennache, from Late Latin pinnaculum 'small wing'

panache

noun
     
pa‧nache [uncountable]
a way of doing things that makes them seem easy and exciting, and makes other people admire you [↪ style]
with panache
They played and sang with great panache.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary