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dominatrix

Syllabification: dom·i·na·trix
Pronunciation: /ˌdäməˈnātriks
 
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Definition of dominatrix in English:

noun (plural dominatrices /-trəˌsēz/ or dominatrixes)

A dominating woman, especially one who takes the sadistic role in sadomasochistic sexual activities.

Origin

mid 16th century (rare before the late 20th century): from Latin, feminine of dominator, from dominat- 'ruled', from the verb dominari (see dominate).

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