contortionist

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

Definition of contortionist

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

contortionistic

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1844

First Known Use of contortionist

1844


CONTORTIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

contortionist

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

Definition of contortionist for English Language Learners

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


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