cooch

noun

variants or cootch
ˈküch
plural -es
: 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 dancerFrank Barton
a circus cooch show

Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration from earlier hootchy-kootchy

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“Cooch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cooch. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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