Simple Definition of femme fatale
: a very attractive woman who causes trouble or unhappiness for the men who become involved with her
Full Definition of femme fatale
plural femmes fa·tales play \-ˈtal(z), -ˈtäl(z)\
1 : a seductive woman who lures men into dangerous or compromising situations
2 : a woman who attracts men by an aura of charm and mystery
Examples of femme fatale
<an actress who was often cast as cynical, sexy femmes fatales>
Origin of femme fatale
French, literally, disastrous woman
First Known Use: 1912
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