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
Word Origin for cootch
from French couche couch, probably influenced by Welsh cwt hut
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"vagina," slang, c.2003, short for coochie.
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