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[French dahn-sœr]
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noun, plural dan·seurs [French dahn-sœr] /French dɑ̃ˈsœr/.
  1. a male ballet dancer.
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Origin of danseur

1820–30; < French: literally, dancer. See dance, -eur
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Related Words

dancer, danseuse, danseur, hoofer, company, coryphee, figurant, figurante

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Historical Examples

  • Probably it is for the same reason that a male dancer is not termed a danseur while a female dancer is termed a danseuse.

    Society for Pure English, Tract 5

    Society for Pure English

British Dictionary definitions for danseur


  1. a male ballet dancer
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