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Definition of "geisha" []

  • One of a class of professional women in Japan trained from girlhood in conversation, dancing, and singing in order to entertain professional or social gatherings of men. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "geisha" in a sentence
  • "The word geisha means “arts person” and the geisha is trained in the art of intriguing men with her most effective tool—her mind."
  • "In his letter to Chiyo, Mr. Tanaka says The training of a geisha is an arduous path."
  • "To my mind, a first-class geisha is more analogous to a kept mistress in our culture than to a prostitute."