Complete Definition of "congee"

English

Alternative spellings
congé

Etymology
From Old French congié (modern congé), from commeatus âpassage, permission to leaveâ, from commeare âgo and comeâ, from con- + meare âgo, passâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËkÉnʤi:/

Noun
en-noun

  1. Formal departure, ceremonial leave-taking.

#:Always remember to curtsey when making your congee.

  1. archaic A bow.

#:*1819: âMy daughter Rebecca, so please your Grace,â answered Isaac, with a low congee, nothing embarrassed by the Princeâs salutation, in which, however, there was at least as much mockery as courtesy. â Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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