nautch

noun
\ ˈnȯch How to pronounce nautch (audio) \

Definition of nautch

: an entertainment in India consisting chiefly of dancing by professional dancing girls

First Known Use of nautch

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nautch

Hindi nāc & Urdu nāch, from Sanskrit nṛtya, from nṛtyati he dances

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“Nautch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nautch. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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