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nautch

play
noun \ˈnȯch\

Definition of nautch

  1. :  an entertainment in India consisting chiefly of dancing by professional dancing girls



Origin and Etymology of nautch

Hindi nāc & Urdu nāch, from Sanskrit nṛtya, from nṛtyati he dances


First Known Use: 1809


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