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contortionist

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noun con·tor·tion·ist \kən-ˈtȯr-sh(ə-)nist\

Simple Definition of contortionist

  • : a performer who twists his or her body into unusual positions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of contortionist

  1. :  one who contorts; specifically :  an acrobat able to twist the body into unusual postures

contortionistic play \-ˌtȯr-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

1844

First Known Use of contortionist

1844


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