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English definition of “curtsy”

curtsy

verb [I] (also curtsey)     /ˈkɜːt.si/ US  /ˈkɝːt-/
When a girl or woman curtsies, she bends quickly at the knees , with one foot in front of the other, often while holding her skirt , especially to show respect : She curtsied to the Queen . → Compare bow verbPhysical gestures of respect
(Definition of curtsy verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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