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Meaning of curtsy

curt•sy

Pronunciation: (kûrt'sē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -sies, -sied, -sy•ing.
—n.
  1. a respectful bow made by women and girls, consisting of bending the knees and lowering the body.
—v.i.
  1. to make a curtsy.
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