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dancer

[dan-ser, dahn-] /ˈdæn sər, ˈdɑn-/
noun
1.
a person who dances.
2.
a person who dances professionally, as on the stage.
Origin of dancer
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English dauncer; see dance, -er1
Related forms
nondancer, noun
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Word Origin and History for dancers

dancer

n.

mid-15c., agent noun from dance. (Dancere as a surname is attested from early 12c.). Related: Danseuse "female dancer," from French fem. of danseur.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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dancer

noun

A boxer who spends most of his time and energy nimbly evading the opponent (1940s+ Prizefight)

Related Terms

gandy dancer, go-go girl


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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