fouetté [fwe-tey] Word Origin noun, plural fouet·tés [fwe-teyz; French fwe-tey] /fwɛˈteɪz; French fwɛˈteɪ/. Ballet.

  1. a whipping movement of the free leg, often executed during a turn.

Origin of fouetté 1820–30; French, past participle of fouetter to whip British Dictionary definitions for fouette fouetté noun

  1. a step in ballet in which the dancer stands on one foot and makes a whiplike movement with the other

Word Origin for fouetté C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip

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