premier danseur

noun

pre·​mier dan·​seur prə-myā-däⁿ-ˈsœr How to pronounce premier danseur (audio)
: the principal male dancer in a ballet company

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, "first dancer"

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premier danseur was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Premier danseur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premier%20danseur. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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