nymphomaniac

[nim-fuh-mey-nee-ak, nim-foh‐]

noun

a woman who has abnormally excessive and uncontrollable sexual desire.

adjective Also nym·pho·ma·ni·a·cal [nim-foh-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌnɪm foʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/.

(of a woman) afflicted with abnormally excessive sexual desire.

Nearby words

  1. nympho,
  2. nympho-,
  3. nympholepsy,
  4. nympholept,
  5. nymphomania,
  6. nymphomaniacal,
  7. nymphoncus,
  8. nymphotomy,
  9. nymphs,
  10. nymwegen

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Word Origin and History for nymphomaniac

nymphomaniac

1861 (adj.), 1867 (n.), from nymphomania.

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