adventuress

[ ad-ven-cher-is ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər ɪs /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. adventure playground,
  2. adventure racing,
  3. adventure tourism,
  4. adventurer,
  5. adventuresome,
  6. adventurism,
  7. adventurist,
  8. adventurous,
  9. adverb,
  10. adverb clause

Origin of adventuress

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

Usage note

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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