Definition of flagellant in English:

Share this entry

flagellant

Pronunciation: /ˈflajələnt/
/fləˈjelənt/

noun

A person who subjects themselves or others to flogging, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin flagellant- 'whipping', from the verb flagellare, from flagellum 'whip' (see flagellum).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: flag·el·lant

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.