geisha

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n geisha a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n geisha gā"shȧ A Japanese singing and dancing girl, trained to provide entertainment and company for a man or group of men.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n geisha One of a class of accomplished and specially trained young Japanese women (commonly called singing- or dancing-girls by foreigners) who are employed at banquets, and on social, convivial, and other occasions, to entertain the company with Japanese dancing, music, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Geisha gā′sha a Japanese dancing-girl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jap., art person

Usage

In literature:

It was really a wonderfully dramatic spectacle to see the clown and officers and Geisha girls weeping down their grease paint.
"Adventures and Letters" by Richard Harding Davis
Chinese employ singing girls; Japanese, geishas to talk, sing or dance.
"America Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat" by Wu Tingfang
Thinking he was most probably 'in ambush' somewhere, I continued my way, whistling an air out of "The Geisha" to attract his notice.
"My Lady Caprice" by Jeffrey Farnol
Now three geishas, representing Beauty, Death, and the Vampire, begin a dance.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
The attendant geisha girls were seated at intervals in front of the guests.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
His cabin was ornamented chiefly by hand-tinted photographs from the yoshiwaras of Nagasaki, of simpering, coy geishas.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
GEISHA (racing plane), S. van Cott owner, Philadelphia (twice warned).
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
During the afternoon have selections from "The Geisha," "The Mandarin," "The Little Tycoon," and "The Mikado.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
In other words, some geishas were introduced and sang, played and danced before King David.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
The geisha is the educated woman of Japan.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
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In news:

'Memoirs of a Geisha ' Premieres Dec 9.
But with all the shimmer of the kabuki and the subtlety of haiku to marvel at, I never lost interest in the lives in this geisha 's profound memoir.
Memoirs of a Geisha .
This week, Joe Morgenstern reviews Brokeback Mountain and Memoirs of a Geisha .
Geisha Restaurant, 7691 Voice of America Center Drive, West Chester Twp.
When Mikako Kotani dressed in a Japanese kimono to attend an Olympic preparatory meeting in Alabama, she was described by an American reporter as a "geisha girl serving tea".
Vintage photographs of 1930's geishas hang on the walls, and a wide range of world music, blues, reggae and salsa plays on the sound system.
Are you one of those adorable naïfs who toted a copy of Memoirs of a Geisha to the beach in a misguided and insanely unsuccessful attempt to appear highbrow.
A ghostly geisha girl having sex with a freaked-out teenage boy.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (GMCR) announced the release of its newest Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve coffee: Colombia Geisha.
Bold Affair goes coast to coast in Geisha Stakes at Laurel Park.
First came word that the company would offer a rare brew of Geisha coffee at selected locations in the Northwest.
Camellia oil (an oil traditionally used by geishas to keep hair shiny, soft, and hydrated).
Forget writing memoirs, this geisha would rather rock out.
With the energy of rock, attitude of the streets and presentation of an intelligently composed pop act, Raging Geisha dish it up for an eager following in South Florida.
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