geisha
noun (plural geisha or geishas) Etymology: Japanese, from gei art + -sha person Date: 1881 a Japanese girl or woman who is trained to provide entertaining and lighthearted company especially for a man or a group of men

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  • Geisha — Geisha …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Geisha — im Stadtteil Gion eine höfliche Gastgeberin, Kyōto, Japan Eine Geisha [ˈgeːʃa] (jap. 芸者, „Person der Künste“) ist eine japanische Unterhaltungskünstlerin, die traditionelle japanische Künste darbietet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • geisha — [ gɛʃa; gɛjʃa ] n. f. VAR. rare ghesha • guécha 1887; mot jap. ♦ Chanteuse et danseuse japonaise qui se loue pour certaines réunions et divertit les hommes par sa conversation, sa musique et sa danse. École de geishas. ● geisha nom féminin (mot… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • geisha — 1. ‘Joven nipona instruida en diversas artes con el fin de entretener a los hombres’. Voz japonesa (pron. [géisha]) que contiene un grupo consonántico sh ajeno al español, por lo que debe considerarse un extranjerismo crudo y escribirse con… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • geisha — gei sha (g[=a] sh[.a]), n.; pl. {geisha} (g[=a] sh[.a]), {Geishas} (g[=a] sh[.a]z). [Jap., art person.] A Japanese singing and dancing girl, trained to provide entertainment and company for a man or group of men. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geisha — gei sha (g[=a] sh[.a]), n.; pl. {geisha} (g[=a] sh[.a]), {Geishas} (g[=a] sh[.a]z). [Jap., art person.] A Japanese singing and dancing girl, trained to provide entertainment and company for a man or group of men. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geisha — / geiʃa/ s.f. [dal giapp. geisha, propr. danzatrice , comp. di gei arte e sha persona ]. [danzatrice giapponese esperta nell arte di conversare, nella cerimonia del tè, ecc., che ha il compito di intrattenere gli ospiti] ▶◀ ‖ accompagnatrice,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • geisha — [gā′shə; ] also [ gē′shə] n. pl. geisha or geishas [Jpn < Sino Jpn gei, art (of dancing, singing) + sha, person] a Japanese woman trained in singing, dancing, the art of conversation, etc., to serve as a hired companion to men …   English World dictionary

  • Geisha — (spr. gēscha), Name der japan. Tänzerinnen und Sängerinnen, die bei Gelagen zur Unterhaltung der Gäste ihre Kunst zeigen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Geisha — (spr. gehscha), Name der japan. Tänzerinnen und Sängerinnen von Beruf …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • geisha — 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. ALMAH (Cf. almah), and Athenian… …   Etymology dictionary

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