Meaning of “curtsy” in the English Dictionary

"curtsy" in British English

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curtsyverb [ I ]

also curtsey uk /ˈkɜːt.si/ us /ˈkɝːt.si/

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.
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curtsynoun [ C ]

also curtsey uk /ˈkɜːt.si/ us /ˈkɝːt.si/

a movement in which a girl or woman bends quickly at the knees, with one foot in front of the other, especially to show respect:

She gave a curtsy before presenting the flowers to the princess.

(Definition of “curtsy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)