taxi dancer


: a woman employed by a dance hall, café, or cabaret to dance with patrons who pay an amount for each dance

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her father, Edgar, was a plumber, and her mother, Zoe (Hivon) Caldwell, was a taxi dancer, someone from whom dance-hall customers could buy a dance. Neil Genzlinger,, 19 Feb. 2020 Learning out about absinthe and beret wearing taxi dancers from Lost Generation artist wanderers still able to climb the hill of Montmarte up to Le Chat Noir. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, 17 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taxi dancer was circa 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Taxi dancer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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