from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who is the principal dancer in a ballet company.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The lead male dancer in a ballet; compare première danseuse.
French : premier, first + danseur, dancer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French premier danseur ("first dancer") (unlisted in dictionaries of French); from premier ("first") + danseur ("dancer"); compare première danseuse. (Wiktionary)
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