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danseur

[French dahn-sœr] /French dɑ̃ˈsœr/
noun, plural danseurs
[French dahn-sœr] /French dɑ̃ˈsœr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a male ballet dancer.
Origin of danseur
1820-1830
1820-30; < French: literally, dancer. See dance, -eur
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  • Probably it is for the same reason that a male dancer is not termed a danseur while a female dancer is termed a danseuse.

    Society for Pure English, Tract 5 Society for Pure English
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danseur

/dɑ̃sœr/
noun
1.
a male ballet dancer
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