noun, plural curt·sies.
verb (used without object), curt·sied, curt·sy·ing.
Origin of curtsy
Related Words for curtsiedrespond, acknowledge, greet, bow, bend, salute, nod, hunch, attend, receive, stop, hail, accost, embrace, address, meet, approach, concur, acquiesce, curtsy
Examples from the Web for curtsied
Historical Examples of curtsied
She curtsied low, and put her hand under mine and raised my hand and kissed it.The Prisoner of Zenda
Genevive curtsied with a puzzled air and a sidelong glance at her sister.The Suitors of Yvonne
He bowed again; and again he bore her fingers to his lips, what time she curtsied.Scaramouche
Is your chilling salute when we met—I half believe you curtsied—nothing?Lord Kilgobbin
Miss Milner curtsied, as much as to say, he was welcome to come.A Simple Story
noun plural -sies or -seys
verb -sies, -sying, -sied, -seys, -seying or -seyed
Word Origin for curtsy
1550s, from curtsy (n.). Related: Curtsied; curtsying.
1540s, "expression of respect," a variant of courtesy (q.v.). Specific meaning "a bending the knee and lowering the body as a gesture of respect" is from 1570s. Originally not exclusively feminine.