What does Finesse mean?

To smoothly talk someone into something

Finesse is a slang term used when someone uses their charm to influence or manipulate others into doing something. This is often something the other person wouldn’t typically want to do.

The act of using finesse is similar to the phrases “buttering up” or “working” someone, implying the use of sweet talk or flattery to get your way. It’s all about using your charisma to your advantage.

It’s often used in the context of dating or relationships. For instance, men who are good at finessing women are referred to as players. These are individuals who are skilled at convincing others to see things their way or do what they want.

Example for using ‘Finesse’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about that party tonight?

Yeah, I’m not really in the mood to go out tonight.

Come on, it’s gonna be so much fun! You should totally finesse your way into going.

Hmm, I don’t know…