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nautch

Syllabification: nautch
Pronunciation: /nôCH
 
/

Definition of nautch in English:

noun

(In South Asia) a traditional dance performed by professional dancing girls.
Example sentences
  • There were performances by the ubiquitous nautch girls.
  • Weddings and other festive occasions are observed with much enthusiasm and are often celebrated with feasting, and sometimes with nautch girls.
  • It has the taint of the louche, as did its forebear, the nautch show.

Origin

from Hindi nāc, from Prakrit nachcha, from Sanskrit nṛtya 'dancing'.

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