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dominatrix

[ dom-uh-ney-triks ]
/ ˌdɒm əˈneɪ trɪks /
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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 BDSM sexual encounter or relationship, often in a paid or professional capacity.See also dominant (def. 7), domme, femdom (def. 2).
a woman who dominates, oppresses, or behaves in a dictatorial way.
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Origin of dominatrix

First recorded in 1555–65; Latin: literally, “female ruler, mistress”; 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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