[ ad-ven-cher-is ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər ɪs /


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

Origin of adventuress

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

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for adventuress


/ (ədˈvɛntʃərɪs) /


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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