nautch

[ nawch ]
/ nɔtʃ /

noun

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

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Origin of nautch

1800–10; < Hindi nāch < Prakrit nachcha dancing
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British Dictionary definitions for nautch

nautch

nauch

/ (nɔːtʃ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for nautch

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