- a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means.
- a woman who is an adventurer.
Origin of adventuress
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Examples from the Web for adventuress
Like a great tabloid headline, The Adventuress by N.D. Coleridge promises a lurid story that spares no detail.
The Adventuress By N.D. Coleridge A social-climbing seductress sleeps her way to the top of society.
“The creature must be a fool, or an adventuress,” pronounced the Chancellor.The Princess Virginia
C. N. Williamson
Asher Merriwell had been snared by the wiles of an adventuress, and he had married her.Frank Merriwell Down South
Burt L. Standish
She married the Marchese, but I am convinced that she is an adventuress—and more.
Your name is Frieda Hoheisel, and you were an adventuress and a thief!
Miss Mackall recognized the adventuress of Musquasepi, and knew what she had come for.The Huntress
- a woman who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
- a woman who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
- a speculator
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