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curt·sy / ˈkərtsē/ (also curt·sey) • n. (pl. -sies or -seys) a woman's or girl's formal greeting made by bending the knees with one foot in front of the other: she bobbed a curtsy to him. • v. (-sies, -sied or -seys, -seyed) [intr.] perform such an action: she curtsied onto the stage. ORIGIN: early 16th cent.: variant of courtesy. Both forms were used to denote the expression of respect or courtesy by a gesture, esp. in phrases such as do courtesy, make courtesy, and from this arose the current use (late 16th cent.).

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curtsyarsy-versy, Circe, mercy, Percy, pursy •colonelcy • verdancy • conversancy •conservancy, fervency •curtsy • controversy

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