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a. an intricate traditional Indian dance performed by professional dancing girls
b. (as modifier): a nautch girl.
[C18: from Hindi nāc, from Sanskrit nrtya, from nrtyati he acts or dances]
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(in colonial India) a performance by one or more professional female dancers.
[1800–10; < Hindi nāch]
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