What is curtsy?

  • (noun): Bending at the knees; a gesture of respect made by women.
    Synonyms: curtsey
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "curtsy":

  • (verb): A gesture of respectful greeting, for women.
    Synonyms: curtsey
  • (verb): Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect.
    Synonyms: bob

Famous quotes containing the word curtsy:

    I made him a low curtsy and thanked him for the honor he intended me, but told him I had no kind of ambition to be his upper servant.... I then asked him how many offices he had allotted for me to perform for those great advantages he had offered me, of suffering me to humor him in all his whims and to receive meat, drink, and lodging at his hands; but hoped he would allow me some small wages, that I might now and then recreate myself with my fellow servants.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)