Share this entry

Share this page

taxi dancer

Line breaks: taxi dan¦cer
Pronunciation: /ˈtaksidɑːnsə(r)
 
/

Definition of taxi dancer in English:

noun

chiefly North American
A professional dance partner.
Example sentences
  • Born in Italy in 1895, Valentino went to New York at the age of 18, where he earned his living at Maxim's as a taxi dancer - paid to dance with unaccompanied women.
  • He worked for a while as a taxi dancer (paid by the ‘ride’, or dance), and performed in dance exhibitions.
  • After a series of odd jobs, he became a taxi dancer and then an exhibition dancer in New York City.

Definition of taxi dancer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure