premier danseur

[French pruh-myey dahn-sœr]
noun, plural pre·miers dan·seurs [French pruh-myey dahn-sœr] /French prə myeɪ dɑ̃ˈsœr/.
  1. the leading male dancer in a ballet company.

Origin of premier danseur

1820–30; < French: literally, first dancer (masculine)
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British Dictionary definitions for premier danseur

premier danseur

feminine premire danseuse (prəmjɛr dɑ̃søz)

noun plural premiers danseurs or feminine premières danseuses
  1. the principal dancer in a ballet company

Word Origin for premier danseur

C19: literally: first dancer
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