plural noun Classical Mythology.

  1. the female attendants of Bacchus.
  2. the priestesses of Bacchus.
  3. the women who took part in the Bacchanalia.

pl n

  1. the priestesses or female devotees of Bacchus

“female attendants of Bacchus,” from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhe, from Bakkhos (see Bacchus).

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