or cootch

[ kooch ]
/ kutʃ /


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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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