from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman employed, as by a dance hall or nightclub, to dance with the patrons for a fee.
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- n. A professional dance partner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
From the fact that the dancers are hired, like taxis, for a short period of time.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Refers to the fact that a taxi dancer is paid per dance, and thus proportionately to the time spent with a client, similarly to a taxi driver. (Wiktionary)