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Definitions of curtsy

  1. To salute by making such a gesture. Also, courtesy, curtsey. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Same as Courtesy, an act of respect. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Curtsying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. bending at the knees; a gesture of respect made by women Scrapingweb 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. Curtsied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for curtsy

  1. " We, munseer," said the cook, dropping a terrified curtsy a leg of beef, a leg of veal, and a ham." – A Little Dinner at Timmins's by William Makepeace Thackeray
  2. Molly, who had no memories of fine gentlemen and the complaisance which was their due, blushed fire- red at the touch of his Excellency's lips, forgot to curtsy and knew not where to look. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
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