dancer

[ dan-ser, dahn- ]
/ ˈdæn sər, ˈdɑn- /

noun

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

Origin of dancer

1250–1300; Middle English dauncer; see dance, -er1
Related formsnon·danc·er, noun

Definition for dancer (2 of 2)

Dancer

[ dan-ser, dahn- ]
/ ˈdæn sər, ˈdɑn- /

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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