- a sinuous, quasi-Oriental dance performed by a woman and characterized chiefly by suggestive gyrating and shaking of the body.
Origin of cooch
First recorded in 1940–45; apparently short for hootchy-kootchy
Also called cooch dance, hootchy-kootchy, cooch·ie-cooch·ie [koo-chee-koo-chee] /ˈku tʃiˈku tʃi/.
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South Wales dialect
- a hiding place
- a room, shed, etc, used for storagea coal cootch
- (tr) to hide
- (often foll by up) to cuddle or be cuddled
- (tr) to clasp (someone or something) to oneself
from French couche couch, probably influenced by Welsh cwt hut
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Word Origin and History for cootch
"vagina," slang, c.2003, short for coochie.
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