noun, plural gei·sha, gei·shas.
- geiger-müller tube,
- geikie, sir archibald,
- geisel, theodor seuss,
- geissler tube,
- gel diffusion precipitin test
Origin of geisha
Examples from the Web for geisha
There are dozens of such “academies” in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with names such as “Geisha School” or “How to Be a Real Woman.”
A Japanese media mogul and his geisha entertainers—so they can hit as many bars as possible before dawn.
Back to Alison and her friends who are suddenly wearing kimonos, holding fans and two of whom have ‘geisha’ make up on.The Most Offensive Lyrics and WTF Moments From ‘Chinese Food’|Culture Team|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Shizuka New York Skin Care Salon has been offering the hourlong $180 Geisha bird-poop facial for about five years.
The dancing-girl and the singing-girl correspond to the geisha and Maiko of Japan.Travels in the Far East|Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Dancing was taught (I am speaking of samurai girls and not of geisha) only to smooth the angularity of their movements.Bushido, the Soul of Japan|Inazo Nitob
The Geisha girls are often called in to entertain guests at a private dinner, the performance being before, not after, the meal.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
He sent his servant to the street of the geisha with money in his girdle.
Now, fare you well, she said, I have a fancy to remain a geisha.
noun plural -sha or -shas
Word Origin for geisha
1887, "Japanese girl whose profession is to sing and dance to entertain men;" hence, loosely, "prostitute," from Japanese, literally "person accomplished in the social arts," from gei "art, performance" + sha "person." Cf. almah, and Athenian auletrides "flute-girls," female musicians who entertained guests at a symposium with music at the start of the party and sex at the end of it.
A Japanese woman who is trained and paid to provide entertainment and amusing company for men.