curtsy definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. curtsies
a gesture of greeting, respect, etc. made, esp. formerly, by girls and women and characterized by a bending of the knees and a slight lowering of the body
Origin: variant, variety of courtesy
Also sp. curtsey
curtsy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or curt·seynoun pl. curt·sies or curt·seys
A gesture of respect or reverence made chiefly by women by bending the knees with one foot forward and lowering the body.intransitive verb curt·sied or curt·seyed, curt·sy·ing or curt·sey·ing, curt·sies or curt·seys
To make a curtsy.
Origin: Variant of courtesy.