Definition of geisha in English:


Line breaks: gei¦sha
Pronunciation: /ˈgeɪʃə
(also geisha girl)

noun (plural same or geishas)

  • A Japanese hostess trained to entertain men with conversation, dance, and song: geisha, attracted to the dance, adapted it for use with their clients
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    • Experience traditional Japanese culture in this city and in its Gion district, where the exquisite geishas are trained.
    • The 11-year-old had tried out her hand in drawing two Japanese geishas.
    • The sun was shining, the geishas were dancing and the crowds were maddening.


Japanese, 'entertainer', from gei 'performing arts' + sha 'person'.

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