masochist

[ mas-uh-kist ]
/ ˈmæs ə kɪst /

noun

Psychiatry. a person who has masochism, the condition in which sexual or other gratification depends on one's suffering physical pain or humiliation.
a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.
a person who finds pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, etc.

Origin of masochist

First recorded in 1890–1900;masoch(ism) + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM masochist

mas·och·is·tic, adjective
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