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[kurt-see] /ˈkɜrt si/
noun, plural curtseys, verb (used without object), curtseyed, curtseying.
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  • The widow answered with a curtsey, that they were poor travellers.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • "Give you good morning, gentlemen," says she, dropping a curtsey.

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • A curtsey is one, and that merely an external, manifestation of courtesy.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
  • But Mrs. Gregg's curtsey and the cheers which followed it were too much for him.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • "I took the curtsey as a tribute to my Oriental magnificence," he confessed.

  • And Cap, with a curtsey and a kiss of her hand, danced away.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • She swept me a curtsey of surprising depth, considering her infirmity.

    Rosin the Beau

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Word Origin and History for curtsey

alternative spelling of curtsy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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