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curtsy

noun curt·sy

Simple Definition of curtsy

  • : a formal way of greeting an important person (such as a king or queen) in which a woman shows respect by placing one foot slightly behind the other and bending her knees

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of curtsy

plural

curtsies

also

curtseys

  1. :  an act of civility, respect, or reverence made mainly by women and consisting of a slight lowering of the body with bending of the knees

1533

First Known Use of curtsy

1533

Variants of curtsy

also

curtsey


2

curtsy

verb curt·sy \ˈkərt-sē\

Definition of curtsy

curtsied

also

curtseyed

curtsying

also

curtseying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a curtsy



Variants of curtsy

also

curtsey

\ˈkərt-sē\

Origin and Etymology of curtsy

alteration of courtesy


First Known Use: circa 1553


CURTSY Defined for Kids

1

curtsy

verb curt·sy \ˈkərt-sē\

Definition of curtsy for Students

curtsied

also

curtseyed

curtsying

also

curtseying

  1. :  to lower the body slightly by bending the knees as an act of politeness or respect



Variants of curtsy

also

curtsey

\ˈkərt-sē\

2

curtsy

noun curt·sy

Definition of curtsy for Students

plural

curtsies

also

curtseys

  1. :  an act of politeness or respect made by women and consisting of a slight lowering of the body by bending the knees



Variants of curtsy

also

curtsey


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