noun Etymology: Hindi nāc & Urdu nāch, from Sanskrit nṛtya, from nṛtyati he dances Date: 1809 an entertainment in India consisting chiefly of dancing by professional dancing girls

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  • Nautch — Nautch, n. [Hind. n[=a]ch, fr. Skr. n[.r]tya dance.] An entertainment consisting chiefly of dancing by professional dancing (or Nautch) girls. [India] Syn: nauch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nautch — [nôch] n. [Hindi nāc < Prakrit nacca < Sans nṛtya, dancing < nṛt, to dance] in India, a performance by professional dancing girls (nautch girls) …   English World dictionary

  • nautch — /nawch/, n. 1. (in India) an exhibition of dancing by professional dancing girls. 2. Also called nautch dance. a sinuous dance of the Orient, resembling the cooch. [1800 10; < Hindi nach < Prakrit nachcha dancing] * * * …   Universalium

  • nautch — noun /nɔːtʃ/ A dance in South Asia, performed by professional dancing girls. one expected Wrangleresses on the legendary order of Phillippa Fawcett [...] but certainly not this nautch girl extravagence of looks and self possession that Yashmeen… …   Wiktionary

  • nautch —    (nawch) [Hindi: dance] In India, an entertainment or exhibition of dances performed by professional dancing girls, called nautch girls …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • nautch — /nɔtʃ/ (say nawch) noun (in India) a dance performance by professional female dancers (nautch girls). {Hindi nāc} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nautch — n. a performance of professional Indian dancing girls. Phrases and idioms: nautch girl a professional Indian dancing girl. Etymology: Urdu (Hindi) nach f. Prakrit nachcha f. Skr. nritja dancing …   Useful english dictionary

  • nautch — n. professional performance in India of dancing girls …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nautch — [nɔ:tʃ] noun (in the Indian subcontinent) a traditional dance performed by professional dancing girls. Origin from Hindi nāc, from Prakrit nachcha, from Sanskrit nṛtya dancing …   English new terms dictionary

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