Definition of

Geisha

  1. (noun, person) a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing

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Synonyms of Geisha

geisha girl

Alternate forms of Geisha

Hypernyms: adult female, japanese, nipponese, woman

Origin of the word Geisha

  1. 1887, "Japanese girl whose profession is to sing and dance to entertain men;" hence, loosely, "prostitute," from Japanese, lit. "person accomplished in the social arts," from gei "art, performance" + sha "person." Cf. Athenian auletrides "flute-girls," female musicians who entertained guests at a symposium with music at the start of the party and sex at the… more

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