geiko

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 芸子 (geiko) (from the Kyoto dialect).

Noun[edit]

geiko (plural geikos)

  1. Synonym of geisha
    • 2002, Catherine Bergman, From the Japanese: A Journalist in the Empire of the Resigned:
      For geishas - sorry, for geikos - the wig covers the whole head. Apprentices, on the other hand, are entitled to only a half-wig, while, in the front, their own hair is brushed, back-combed, and sprayed heavily to finish the look.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

geiko

  1. Rōmaji transcription of げいこ