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gei·sha

 (gā′shə, gē′-)
n. pl. geisha or gei·shas
A Japanese girl or woman who is trained to entertain professional or social gatherings of men with conversation, dancing, and singing.

[Japanese : gei, art, skill (from Middle Chinese ŋjiaj`; also the source of Mandarin ) + sha, person (from Middle Chinese tʂia´, pronoun for the head of a relative clause; also the source of Mandarin zhě).]

geisha

(ˈɡeɪʃə)
n, pl -sha or -shas
a professional female companion for men in Japan, trained in music, dancing, and the art of conversation
[C19: from Japanese, from gei art + sha person, from Ancient Chinese ngi and che]

gei•sha

(ˈgeɪ ʃə, ˈgi-)

n., pl. -sha, -shas.
a Japanese woman trained as a professional singer, dancer, and companion for men.
[1890–95; < Japanese, =gei arts (< Chinese) + -sha person (< Chinese)]

geisha

A Japanese word meaning art person, used to mean a young woman trained in the arts of music, dancing, and conversation to act as a professional companion for men.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geisha - a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancinggeisha - a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Translations
غيشافتاة الجيشا اليابانيَّه
gejša
geisha
geiša
gésa
geisja
芸妓芸子
geiša
geiša
gejša
geyşa

geisha

[ˈgeɪʃə] N (geisha or geishas (pl)) → geisha f

geisha

[ˈgeɪʃə] ngeisha f

geisha (girl)

nGeisha f

geisha

(ˈgeiʃə) noun
(often geisha girl) a Japanese girl trained to entertain (men) by her conversation, dancing etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
He said: "But she was determined to become a geiko.
In Kyoto geisha are known geiko, which means "child of the arts" and they only get that title after five years as an apprentice, known as a maiko.
As Japan's ancient imperial capital, Kyoto is home to no less than 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites and most of Japan's cultural and traditional arts and crafts traditions, including Kyoto's famous artisans known as geiko and maiko (apprentice geiko), as well as Japanese kaiseki cuisine among others.
With respect to the deep psychological impact violence has on relationships, theologian Geiko Miiller-Fahrenholz writes,
The geisha, or geiko (child or woman of the arts) as they prefer to be called, live in four enclaves in the Gion District of Kyoto.
This emphasis, as German theologian Geiko Muller-Fahrenholz notes, has "tended to address only the sinner and lost sight of the many who were 'sinned against.
According to the Foreign Ministry, US authorities attempted to use the organs of 6-year-old Alexei Geiko in 2003 and Ilya Kargyntsev, age unknown, in 2005, the Times reported.
The Geiko Gecko makes a cameo appearance as one of six custom pewter tokens on the board.
You can't turn on the TV on without seeing Progressive or Geiko pushing online commodities.
Sophie, who snips hair at Geiko salon, in Park Street, Leamington, is also a member of the Hinckley Ladies Netball team.
And then 30 maiko and geiko take to the stage in a flourish of multi-coloured kimonos for the annual Miyako-odori.
And then 30 maiko (geisha in training) and geiko (fully-fledged geisha) take to the stage in a flourish of multi-coloured kimonos for the annual Miyakoodori, the dance of the old capital.