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Definition of curtsy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

curtsy

 noun
(also curtsey) noun
NAmE//ˈkərtsi//
 
 
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a formal sign made by a woman in a dance or to say hello or goodbye to an important person, in which she bends her knees with one foot in front of the other
curtsy verb (also curtsey) [intransitive] curtsy (to somebody)
 
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She curtsied to the President.