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 dominatrices (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 Playing a dominatrix, Ezra J. William sported long black hair and a leather jumpsuit. Vogue, "Halloween Was Kicked Off at Selby Drummond and Mazurbate’s “Post From the Grave” Themed Celebration," 28 Oct. 2019 Kelly Rowland’s bubble dominatrix ponytail combo was a red carpet stunner, while Zendaya’s bright lips and shimmery skin elevated her mixed genre dress. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Celebrity Red Carpet Beauty From The 2019 E! People's Choice Awards," 10 Nov. 2019 Celebrity hairstylist, Ursula Stephens created a dominatrix look on models at Maki Oh with stylish bondage braids. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Braids Take Top Spot As Biggest Hair Trend At NYFW," 11 Sep. 2019 The girls with long hair got a dominatrix whiplash braid. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "The Dominatrix Ponytails At Maki Oh Are Red Carpet Awards Season Ready," 10 Sep. 2019 On Monday, Shay shared an image of herself with her little sister, Cortney van Olphen, dressed up as a dominatrix at what appeared to be a costume party. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Vanderpump Rules’ Scheana Shay Claps Back at Commenter Who Told Her to Dress Her Age," 21 Aug. 2019 Mistress Matisse, a dominatrix and writer, described working in a Nevada brothel as a restrictive experience. Anna North, Vox, "Sex workers have been fighting for decriminalization for generations. Now politicians are starting to listen.," 2 Aug. 2019 Mark curing himself, an inspiration to us all—competing for screen time with dominatrix squads of heavily armed women with plastic bodies running around the streets of Marwen on spindly little legs and brightly colored stilettos. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Welcome to Marwen’ Review: An Excess of Fantasy," 20 Dec. 2018 Now, due to its paramount nature in the market, Eros makes millions of dollars a year; in 2010, Washington, D.C.–based dominatrix Jenny DeMilo estimated that the website brings in somewhere between 8 and 10 million a year. Rick Paulas, Longreads, "Sex Workers vs. The Internet," 15 June 2018

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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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12 Jan 2020

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“Dominatrix.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dominatrix. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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dominatrix

noun
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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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