dancer

[dan-ser, dahn-]

noun

a person who dances.
a person who dances professionally, as on the stage.

Nearby words

  1. dance therapy,
  2. dance to another tune,
  3. danceable,
  4. dancegoer,
  5. dancehall,
  6. dancercise,
  7. dancerly,
  8. dancette,
  9. dancewear,
  10. dancey

Origin of dancer

1250–1300; Middle English dauncer; see dance, -er1

Related formsnon·danc·er, noun

Dancer

[dan-ser, dahn-]

noun

Stanley,1927–2005, U.S. harness racer and trainer.
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Word Origin and History for dancer

dancer

n.

mid-15c., agent noun from dance. (Dancere as a surname is attested from early 12c.). Related: Danseuse "female dancer," from French fem. of danseur.

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