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Definitions of curtsy

  1. make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect; "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a gesture of respectful greeting, for women Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. bending at the knees; a gesture of respect made by women Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Same as Courtesy, an act of respect. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A bow; a salutation made by bending the knees and gracefully drooping the body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To salute by making such a gesture. Also, courtesy, curtsey. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Curtsied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Curtsying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Same as COURTESY, the gesture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To make a courtesy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. An old-time gesture of deference. See COURTESY. curtsey. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A woman's or girl's act of reverence or respect; a woman's salutation of respect by slightly bending the knees and inclining the body forwards. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. CURTSEY, kurt'si, n. an obeisance, made by bending the knees, proper to women and children.--v.i. to make a curtsy. [See COURTESY.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. -sey, n., & v.i. Feminine salutation made by bending knees& lowering body; make, drop, a c.; (v.i.) make c. (to person). Concise Oxford Dictionary

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