Definition of Nancy Dawson in US English:

Nancy Dawson

noun

  • A sailor's song or its tune; a dance to this tune. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Christopher Anstey (1724–1805), poet. From the name of Nancy Dawson, English theatrical dancer.

Pronunciation

Nancy Dawson

/ˈnansi ˈdɔːsn/