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nautch

[ nawch ]

noun

  1. (in India) an exhibition of dancing by professional dancing girls.
  2. Also called nautch dance. a sinuous Oriental dance resembling the cooch.


nautch

/ nɔːtʃ /

noun

    1. an intricate traditional Indian dance performed by professional dancing girls
    2. ( as modifier )

      a nautch girl



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Word History and Origins

Origin of nautch1

1800–10; < Hindi nāch < Prakrit nachcha dancing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nautch1

C18: from Hindi nāc, from Sanskrit nrtya, from nrtyati he acts or dances
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Example Sentences

In native national life the Nautch play a large part, and legend has a great deal to say about them.

Moreover, she danced and sang more beautifully than any of the other Nautch girls.

And this is the famous nautch at which the Indian will gaze with rapture all night.

Behind him came a Nautch girl, at whom Umballa gazed puzzledly.

It happened in the town where the merchant lived there was a very accomplished Nautch girl, named Champa Ranee.

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