Definition of Geisha

1. Noun. A Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing.

Exact synonyms: Geisha Girl
Generic synonyms: Japanese, Nipponese, Adult Female, Woman



Definition of Geisha

1. n. A Japanese singing and dancing girl.

Definition of Geisha

1. Noun. A Japanese female entertainer skilled in various arts such as tea ceremony, dancing, singing and calligraphy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Geisha

1. a Japanese girl trained to entertain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geisha

gegenschein
gegenscheins
gegger
gehlenite
gehlenites
gei
geic
geic acid
geigerite
geikielite
geiko
geikos
gein
geire
geis
geisha (current term)
geisha ball
geisha girl
geishas
geison
geissler tube
geist
geists
geit
geitonogamy
geitost
geits
gekkonid
gekkonids

Literary usage of Geisha

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1. Mysterious Japan by Julian Street (1921)
"—Byron THE way to see geisha and maiko to the best advantage is at small parties where the guests are well acquainted and formality can be to some extent ..."

2. The Heart of Japan: Glimpses of Life and Nature Far from the Travellers by Clarence Ludlow Brownell (1903)
"The sad melody of waters beating on a foreign shore as the surf- sprite sings of loneliness—such is the spirit of the geisha's song. ..."

3. Working Women of Japan by Sidney Lewis Gulick (1915)
"A geisha is invariably a young woman who has had years of training fitting her to provide social entertainment for men. The gel acquired are skill in ..."

4. Japan as Seen and Described by Famous Writers by Esther Singleton (1904)
"Nothing can be too brilliant for the geisha ; she is the life and soul of Japan, ... When her huband gives a party, he calls in the geisha j she herself, ..."

5. Japan at First Hand: Her Islands, Their People, the Picturesque, the Real by Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke (1918)
"THE geisha or singing girl to the "Western" mind fills out the romantic ideal of modern Japan. To the native she is simply a sublimated waitress with ..."

6. Impressions of Japan by George H. Rittner (1904)
"CHAPTER VI THE geisha MY friend and I spent some time at Kioto, and took a great interest in trying to study the people according to their different ..."

7. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"THE geisha PRACTISING AT HOME. THE TRUE STORY OF THE geisha Written and Illustrated by YOSHIO MARKING ABOUT the time of the conquest of England by the ..."

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