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n. pl. hootch·y-kootch·ies
A sensual, usually exaggerated form of belly dance, typically performed in a carnival sideshow or a burlesque theater.

[Origin unknown.]
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(ˈhu tʃiˈku tʃi)

n., pl. -kootch•ies.
a sinuous, quasi-Oriental dance performed by a woman and characterized chiefly by suggestive gyrating and shaking of the body.
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n (dated US, inf) → Bauchtanz m
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He was thinking, as he moved, that there was surely a place between the hootchy-kootchy, the watusi, well beyond the hokey pokey, but running neck and neck with the gavotte, the galliard, the courante, and with all due respect to the cha-cha, the fandango, the monkey and the mambo - place where those forms would meld into something very like what he thought he was doing with his hips at the moment.
Later the term for such a solo performance became hootchy-kootchy and finally the cooch.
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