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man-trap

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[ man-trap ]
/ ˈmænˌtræp /
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noun
an outdoor trap set for humans, as to snare poachers or trespassers.
Slang. a woman who is purported to be dangerously seductive or who schemes in her amours; femme fatale.
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Origin of man-trap

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for man-trap

mantrap
/ (ˈmænˌtræp) /

noun
a snare for catching people, esp trespassers
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