beggar's dance

variants: or

begging dance

Definition of beggar's dance

  1. 1 :  a dance of India and Central Europe performed for the purpose of obtaining gifts

  2. 2 :  an American Indian dance consisting largely of a masked procession and performed for the purpose of obtaining gifts

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