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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.]


(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.


n (dated US, inf) → Bauchtanz m
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