curtsy curtsy  /ˈkɜrtsi/


  1. (n) bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
  2. (v) bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
  3. (v) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect



  1. Maines, 31, Emily Robison, 33, and Martie Maguire, 36, didn't cringe and curtsy.
  2. A true American president does not curtsy for the Queen of England or bow to the King of Saudi arabia.
  3. She deserves a curtsy for that alone.



  1. "I've been working on my curtsy," Serena said. "It's a little extreme, so I'm going to have to tone it down. I was practicing it this morning."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Venus Williams Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I'm definitely going to work on it a little more," Williams said about her curtsy after her first-round match. "I'm trying to tone down my wrist action. But my curtsy is really fun. It's something that she'll definitely never forget, if I...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: FanHouse

  3. "What do you do when you meet someone like Julia Roberts? She's a legend," Beckham said. "There was a red carpet lineup and as I came to greet her, I found myself bending to curtsy."
    on May 15, 2008 By: Victoria Beckham Source:

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