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 (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).]


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]


(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)]


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"
غيشافتاة الجيشا اليابانيَّه


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


[ˈgeɪʃə] ngeisha f

geisha (girl)

nGeisha f


(ˈgeiʃə) noun
(often geisha girl) a Japanese girl trained to entertain (men) by her conversation, dancing etc.
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