- a Japanese woman trained as a professional singer, dancer, and companion for men.
Origin of geisha
Examples from the Web for geisha
There are dozens of such “academies” in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with names such as “Geisha School” or “How to Be a Real Woman.”Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
A Japanese media mogul and his geisha entertainers—so they can hit as many bars as possible before dawn.Bar-Hopping With the Kyoto Geisha
September 1, 2014
Back to Alison and her friends who are suddenly wearing kimonos, holding fans and two of whom have ‘geisha’ make up on.The Most Offensive Lyrics and WTF Moments From ‘Chinese Food’
October 15, 2013
Shizuka New York Skin Care Salon has been offering the hourlong $180 Geisha bird-poop facial for about five years.I Got a $180 Bird-Poop Facial
August 6, 2013
I suppose it is—but it's rather a Geisha view of life, don't you think?'The Convert
One of the phases of the life of women in Japan is that of the dancing-girls, the geisha.The Historical Child
Between Kimiko and other geisha there was a difference of gentle blood.
The name is on a paper-lantern at the entrance of a house in the Street of the Geisha.
Other geisha grew into fame, but no one was even classed with her.
- a professional female companion for men in Japan, trained in music, dancing, and the art of conversation
Word Origin and History for geisha
1887, "Japanese girl whose profession is to sing and dance to entertain men;" hence, loosely, "prostitute," from Japanese, literally "person accomplished in the social arts," from gei "art, performance" + sha "person." Cf. almah, and Athenian auletrides "flute-girls," female musicians who entertained guests at a symposium with music at the start of the party and sex at the end of it.
A Japanese woman who is trained and paid to provide entertainment and amusing company for men.