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curtsey

[kurt-see] /ˈkɜrt si/
noun, plural curtseys, verb (used without object), curtseyed, curtseying.
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  • Okay, critter finalists, start practicing your curtsey or bow.
  • She delighted in watching the golden plovers dance near the breaking waves and curtsey to the sea foam.
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curtsy

/ˈkɜːtsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies, -seys
1.
a formal gesture of greeting and respect made by women in which the knees are bent, the head slightly bowed, and the skirt held outwards
verb -sies, -sying, -sied, -seys, -seying, -seyed
2.
(intransitive) to make a curtsy
Word Origin
C16: variant of courtesy
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Word Origin and History for curtsey

alternative spelling of curtsy.

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