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nautch

[nawch] /nɔtʃ/
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
1800-1810
1800-10; < Hindi nāch < Prakrit nachcha dancing
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nautch

/nɔːtʃ/
noun
1.
  1. an intricate traditional Indian dance performed by professional dancing girls
  2. (as modifier): a nautch girl
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi nāc, from Sanskrit nrtya, from nrtyati he acts or dances
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