premier danseur

noun
pre·​mier dan·​seur | \ prə-myā-däⁿ-ˈsœr How to pronounce premier danseur (audio) \

Definition of premier danseur

: the principal male dancer in a ballet company

First Known Use of premier danseur

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for premier danseur

borrowed from French, "first dancer"

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“Premier danseur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premier%20danseur. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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