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Noun: curtsy  kurt-see
  1. Bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
    - curtsey
Verb: curtsy  kurt-see
  1. Bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
    - curtsey
     
  2. Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
    "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand";
    - bob

Derived forms: curtsying, curtsied, curtsies

Type of: bow[2], gesture, greet, motion, recognise [Brit], recognize, reverence

Encyclopedia: Curtsy