dominatrix

[ dom-uh-ney-triks ]
/ ˌdɒm əˈneɪ trɪks /

noun, plural dom·i·na·tri·ces [dom-uh-ney-truh-seez, -nuh-trahy-seez] /ˌdɒm əˈneɪ trəˌsiz, -nəˈtraɪ siz/.

a woman who plays the dominant role in a sado-masochistic sexual relationship or encounter.
a woman who dominates.

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Origin of dominatrix

From Latin, dating back to 1555–65; see origin at dominate, -trix

usage note for dominatrix

See -trix.
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British Dictionary definitions for dominatrix

dominatrix
/ (ˌdɒmɪˈneɪtrɪks) /

noun plural dominatrices (ˌdɒmɪnəˈtraɪsiːz)

a woman who is the dominant sexual partner in a sadomasochistic relationship
a dominant woman

Word Origin for dominatrix

C16: from Latin, fem of dominātor, from dominārī to be lord over
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