Geisha meaning

gāshə, gē-
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A Japanese girl or woman who is trained to entertain professional or social gatherings of men with conversation, dancing, and singing.
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A Japanese woman trained in singing, dancing, the art of conversation, etc., to serve as a hired companion to men.
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A Japanese female entertainer skilled in various arts such as tea ceremony, dancing, singing and calligraphy.
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Origin of geisha

  • Japanese gei art, skill (from Middle Chinese ŋjiaj`) (also the source of Mandarin ) sha person (from Middle Chinese tʂia´ pronoun for the head of a relative clause) (also the source of Mandarin zhě)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 芸者 (geisha, “artisan”), from Middle Chinese 藝 (ngièi "art", "craft") + 者 (t͡ʃǽ "-er", "one who does ~").

    From Wiktionary