taxi dancer
noun Date: circa 1927 a woman employed by a dance hall, café, or cabaret to dance with patrons who pay a certain amount for each dance

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  • taxi dancer — ☆ taxi dancer n. [so called (based on TAXICAB) because hired to dance] a person employed at a dance hall to dance with patrons, who pay a fee …   English World dictionary

  • Taxi dancer — A taxi dancer, or taxi for short (the word has been used since circa 1927), is a paid dance partner in a partner dance. For official purposes in the US, their occupation was referred to as dancer , when they worked in taxi dance halls that had… …   Wikipedia

  • taxi dancer — noun a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance • Hypernyms: ↑dancer, ↑professional dancer, ↑terpsichorean * * * taxi dancer [taxi dancer] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • taxi dancer — a girl or woman employed, as by a dance hall, to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance or for a set period of time. [1925 30; so called because such a dancer, like a taxi, is hired for the occasion] * * * …   Universalium

  • taxi dancer — tax′i danc er n. mad a person, usu. a woman, employed, as by a dance hall, to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance • Etymology: 1925–30; so called because such a dancer, like a taxi, is hired for the occasion …   From formal English to slang

  • taxi dancer — noun chiefly N. Amer. a professional dance partner …   English new terms dictionary

  • taxi dancer — /ˈtæksi dænsə/ (say taksee dansuh), /dansə/ (say dahnsuh) noun US a woman employed in a dance hall, etc., to dance with patrons, who pay a stipulated amount for each dance …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Taxi Dancer — Filmdaten Originaltitel The Taxi Dancer Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Taxi Dancer — Infobox Film name = The Taxi Dancer image size = caption = director = Harry F. Millarde producer = writer = Story: Robert Terry Shannon Adaptation: A.P. Younger Titles: Ralph Spence narrator = starring = Joan Crawford Owen Moore Marc McDermott… …   Wikipedia

  • taxi-girl — [ taksigɶrl ] n. f. • 1931; de l angl. amér. taxi dancer ou taxi girl « jeune femme attachée à un dancing et payée en tickets par les clients pour danser avec eux » ♦ Anglic. Jeune femme qui loue ses services comme partenaire de danse, dans un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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