Definition of panache noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈnæʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈnæʃ//
, also NAmE//ˈnɑːʃ//
; BrE BrE//pæˈnæʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//pæˈnæʃ//
, also NAmE//ˈnɑːʃ//
[uncountable] Confident
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the quality of being able to do things in a confident and elegant way that other people find attractive synonym flair, style She carried off the performance with panache. See related entries: Confident Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, from Italian pennacchio, from late Latin pinnaculum, diminutive of pinna ‘feather’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: panache