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 Julia Fox has held many roles throughout her life: fashion designer, actress, photographer, painter, dominatrix. Madison Feller, ELLE, 8 Jan. 2022 Fox — a 31-year-old socialite, artist, clothing designer, and former dominatrix and Playboy model — made her acting debut as the mistress of Adam Sandler's sleazy jewel peddler in the 2019 film Uncut Gems. Grayson Quay, The Week, 3 Jan. 2022 There was the dominatrix who absconded with fifteen thousand dollars from the joint household account. Ian Volner, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 During the trial, prosecutors argued that Enright, a phlebotomist, dominatrix and Marilyn Manson fan, was obsessed with grave robbing, death and blood and wrote about her fascination in journal entries, some of which were read in court. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Then there’s Jacques, a debonair former diplomat of Belgian extraction who has worked for the UN and the Canadian government, who marries Evié, a former dominatrix now in prison. John J. Lennon, Vulture, 18 Nov. 2021 The pop star stepped out channeling dominatrix style with a curve-hugging black gown with oversized, puffy latex glove-sleeves that added an extra edgy feel. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 19 Nov. 2021 Katrina Black, a dominatrix from Chicago who flew to San Francisco for the event, walked through the fair in a black thong, latex corset and black face mask. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Sep. 2021 Residents on the lower floors include digital artists, a housing justice advocate, a painter who is also a fashion model, an artist-dominatrix and an investigative data journalist. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021

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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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The first known use of dominatrix was in 1971

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14 Jan 2022

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“Dominatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dominatrix. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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dominatrix

noun

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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