nautch-dance

nautch

[nawch]
noun
1.
(in India) an exhibition of dancing by professional dancing girls.
2.
Also called nautch dance. a sinuous dance of the Orient, resembling the cooch.

Origin:
1800–10; < Hindi nāch < Prakrit nachcha dancing

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nautch or nauch (nɔːtʃ)
 
n
a.  an intricate traditional Indian dance performed by professional dancing girls
 b.  (as modifier): a nautch girl
 
[C18: from Hindi nāc, from Sanskrit nrtya, from nrtyati he acts or dances]
 
nauch or nauch
 
n
 
[C18: from Hindi nāc, from Sanskrit nrtya, from nrtyati he acts or dances]

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