dominatrix

noun
do·​mi·​na·​trix | \ ˌdä-mi-ˈnā-triks How to pronounce dominatrix (audio) \
plural dominatrices\ ˌdä-​mi-​ˈnā-​trə-​sēz How to pronounce dominatrix (audio) , -​nə-​ˈtrī-​sēz \ also dominatrixes

Definition of dominatrix

: a woman who physically or psychologically dominates her partner in a sadomasochistic encounter broadly : a dominating woman

Examples of dominatrix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Gloria is a dominatrix and Alice is a switch (someone who enjoys performing both dominant and submissive roles), Eevi, Lucy and Charlotte all have very submissive tendencies and often engage in BDSM play with male doms. Yasmin Lajoie, refinery29.com, "“Kink Helped My Mental Health”. The Healing Benefits Of BDSM," 1 Dec. 2020 How a photo of a dominatrix leading a man on a leash through L.A.'s bougiest grocery store went viral. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California Week in Review: Fear, fire and baseball glory," 31 Oct. 2020 Dixon’s professional social media profiles describe her as a satanic dominatrix. Sara Pagones, NOLA.com, "Archbishop burns altar where Pearl River priest had group sex as attorney says it was all legal," 9 Oct. 2020 Others opted for custom pieces with a dominatrix vibe; in leather and lace Chrome Hearts with coordinating diamond chains, Irina Shayk radiated power, for example. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna Revived the Red Carpet at Savage x Fenty," 2 Oct. 2020 Take his fall 2020 collection for example; Spears first flaunted the dominatrix vibe back in 2001, at the VMAs. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Olivier Rousteing’s Childhood Obsession Totally Makes Sense," 9 Sep. 2020 Maybe Meryl Streep is a dominatrix and Nicolas Cage and Steve Buscemi are a pair of happy gay bears madly in love. Jason Parham, Wired, "The Wonderful Instagram World Where Thor Is a Drag Performer," 6 Aug. 2020 The Queen of Pop's commanding new aesthetic is one part dominatrix and another part sultry pirate, complete with a riding crop, fishnet stockings, gloves and a signature eye patch. Ingrid Schmidt, Billboard, "Behind Madonna's Showstopping 'Madame X' Pirate Performance Look at 2019 BBMAs," 1 May 2019 Anyone born in the late 90s came of age in a world where pretty schoolgirls wore even cuter superhero costumes to fight some very handsome women in dominatrix-adjacent looks. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "You Could Soon Stream Sailor Moon For Free On YouTube," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of dominatrix

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dominatrix

Latin, feminine of dominator

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15 Dec 2020

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“Dominatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dominatrix. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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dominatrix

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English Language Learners Definition of dominatrix

: a woman who controls and hurts her partner during sexual activity in order to give her partner sexual pleasure

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