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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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The Kimono Of The Geisha-Diva Ichimaru presents story of her childhood which found her born into poverty, sold to a geisha house as a young teenager, and of her achieving fame as a singer and musician.
The geisha have long represented Japanese elegance and chic and have been popularized by the recent best-selling book and movie MAKING OF A GEISHA: for further insights on their history choose the lovely visual and historical pairing in GEISHA: BEYOND THE PAINTED STYLE.
It is also just steps away from some of Zagat's highest rated fine dining establishments, including hot spot David Burke & Donatella, Japanese draw Geisha and French fixture Aureole.
Nugent's unpublished novel Geisha Man, written alongside "Smoke, Lilies, and Jade" and excerpted in Thomas H.
36) For the Matsumoto incident, see Kanzaki, 'Shoujo geisha no jinshin baibai', 79 and the 1968 edition of Baishun taisaku genkyou.
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Q DO you know anywhere in the UK where I can find a non-Shoji paper, Oriental-style folding screen (by this I mean one with pictures of geisha girls or cherry blossom etc) for my bedroom?