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dancer

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of dancer in English and Middle French. Dancer is a noun and verb. Also define these 6 related words and terms: dance, profession, stepper, stripper, exotic dancer, and dancier.

See also: Dancer

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle English dauncer, dawncere, dancere, equivalent to dance +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

Noun

dancer (plural dancers)

  1. A person who dances, usually as a job or profession.
    Synonym: stepper
    • Profession definition
      A declaration of belief, faith or one's opinion, whether genuine or pretended. (1 of 4 profession definitions)
    • Stepper definition
      A person or animal that steps, especially energetically or high. (1 of 7 stepper definitions)
  2. (euphemistic) A stripper.
    Synonym: exotic dancer

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Translations

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Middle French

Etymology

From Old French dancier (to dance).

Verb

dancer

  1. to dance

Conjugation

  • As parler except c becomes ç before a and o. May remain c in older manuscripts.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Old French

Verb

dancer

  1. Alternative form of dancier

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.