nounpl. -·sha or -·shas
a Japanese woman trained in singing, dancing, the art of conversation, etc., to serve as a hired companion to men
sometimes Informalgeisha girl
Origin of geishaJapanese from Sino-Japanese gei, art (of dancing, singing) + sha, person
nounpl. geisha, or gei·shas
A Japanese girl or woman who is trained to entertain professional or social gatherings of men with conversation, dancing, and singing.
Origin of geishaJapanese gei art, skill ( from Middle Chinese ŋjiaj` ) ( also the source of Mandarin yì ) sha person ( from Middle Chinese t&shookr;ia´ pronoun for the head of a relative clause ) ( also the source of Mandarin zhě )
(plural geisha or geishas)