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curtsy

or curt路sey

[ kurt-see ]
/ 藞k蓽rt si /
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noun, plural curt路sies.
a respectful bow made by women and girls, consisting of bending the knees and lowering the body.
verb (used without object), curt路sied, curt路sy路ing.
to make a curtsy.
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Origin of curtsy

First recorded in 1520鈥30; variant of courtesy
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British Dictionary definitions for curtsy

curtsy

curtsey

/ (藞k蓽藧ts瑟) /

noun plural -sies or -seys
a formal gesture of greeting and respect made by women in which the knees are bent, the head slightly bowed, and the skirt held outwards
verb -sies, -sying, -sied, -seys, -seying or -seyed
(intr) to make a curtsy

Word Origin for curtsy

C16: variant of courtesy
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