noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life.
noun. a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba.
noun. music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance.
1. Noun, singular or mass Another option for women was to become a beguine, or "religious woman."