adventuress

[ ad-ven-cher-is ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər ɪs /

noun

a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means.
a woman who is an adventurer.

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Origin of adventuress

First recorded in 1745–55; adventur(er) + -ess

usage note for adventuress

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for adventuress

adventuress
/ (ədˈvɛntʃərɪs) /

noun

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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