Finesse Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Verb) The word finesse is used by Gen Z people to describe the way a person handles or manipulates a situation to get what he or she wants. 


Finesse is a Middle French word that means delicate. The word describes a person who can handle any situation with a calm demeanor and grace.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Today, the word “finesse” is used by musicians, influencers, celebrities, and social media users to describe someone classy and graceful, especially when handling a bad situation.

Finesse Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: I admire your finesse, especially in tough situations.
  • Example 2: Look at this influencer. She carries herself with finesse!

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