exotic dancer


plural exotic dancers
: a person who dances or performs in a seductive or provocative manner while skimpily dressed or while gradually removing their clothes piece by piece especially to the accompaniment of music : stripper, stripteaser

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For these aspiring exotic dancers, tears are expected. Karim Doumar, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2023 In recent years, to help support her daughter, Chappell had begun working as an exotic dancer. Abigail Pesta, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2023 On Thursday, Tennessee became the first state in the country to sign a bill banning public drag performances by classifying them as adult cabaret along with topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers and strippers. CBS News, 2 Mar. 2023 This was a month after Pierce, then an NBA analyst with ESPN parted ways, after a video with Pierce and exotic dancers surfaced on Instagram. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2023 Jana Weckerly, a former exotic dancer, then 27, accused Jones of grabbing her genitals and forcibly kissing her in 2009 and sought $1 million in damages. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exotic dancer was in 1937

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“Exotic dancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exotic%20dancer. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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