curtsey

[kurt-see]
noun, plural curtseys, verb (used without object), curtseyed, curtseying.
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curtsy or curtsey (ˈkɜːtsɪ)
 
n , 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
 
vb , -sies, -seys, -sies, -sying, -sied, -seys, -seying, -seyed
2.  (intr) to make a curtsy
 
[C16: variant of courtesy]
 
curtsey or curtsey
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: variant of courtesy]

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curtsey
alt. spelling of curtsy
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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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