variants: or cootch \ ˈküch \
plural -es

Definition of cooch

: a dance performed by women that was once common in carnivals and fairs and marked by a sinuous and often suggestive twisting and shaking of the torso and limbs a roving carnival cooch dancer— Frank Barton a circus cooch show

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History and Etymology for cooch

by shortening & alteration from earlier hootchy-kootchy

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“Cooch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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