exotic dancer

noun

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

Examples of exotic dancer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On July 5, 1946, 18-year-old French exotic dancer Micheline Bernardini brazenly donned the first black and white bikini of its nature during a press conference at a public swimming pool in Paris. Gabriele Regalbuto, Fox News, 5 July 2024 Nelson’s mother, Kathy Nelson, previously told the Sun Sentinel her daughter was working as an exotic dancer at clubs in Palm Beach County. Angie Dimichele, Sun Sentinel, 2 July 2024 From the opening shot, where Alike shyly ogles exotic dancers grinding before her eyes, there is no doubt about her sexuality. Marcus Jones, IndieWire, 19 June 2024 Caballero and Valenzuela, an exotic dancer and lingerie model, obtained their real estate licenses in 2022 and run a firm with 11 real estate agents. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 23 May 2024 On the other side of the fence, Esmeralda (Saldaña), an exotic dancer forced to flee her hometown after a violent encounter with a client, embarks on the dangerous desert-crossing journey into the United States. Carlos Aguilar, Variety, 12 Apr. 2024 The lawsuit comes on the heels of a September ruling in favor of exotic dancers at another Alabama strip club. Olivia Lloyd, Miami Herald, 9 Apr. 2024 He was introduced as a law student and exotic dancer from Chicago, and was eliminated in the first week of the dating show. Shania Russell and Oliver Gettell, EW.com, 30 Aug. 2023 Like the characters in Soderbergh’s first film, the grifters, salesmen and exotic dancers who populate the rest of his cinematic universe struggle to maintain a facade of success, happiness and dependability. Brent Lang, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024

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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 18 Jul. 2024.

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