seductress

[ si-duhk-tris ]
/ sɪˈdʌk trɪs /

noun

a woman who seduces.

Origin of seductress

1795–1805; obsolete sedut(o)r (< Late Latin sēductor; see seduce, -tor) + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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seductress


n.

1803, "female seducer," with -ess + obsolete seductor (late 15c., displaced by seducer), from a direct borrowing of the Latin agent noun of seducere (see seduce).

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