- 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
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Examples from the Web for masochist
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Rousseau, in his "Confessions," reveals the sexual feelings of the masochist.The Sexual Question
Word Origin and History for masochist
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