flagellant

noun
fla·​gel·​lant | \ ˈfla-jə-lənt How to pronounce flagellant (audio) , flə-ˈje-lənt \

Definition of flagellant

1 : a person who scourges himself or herself as a public penance
2 : a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another person

Other Words from flagellant

flagellant adjective
flagellantism \ ˈfla-​jə-​lən-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce flagellant (audio) , flə-​ˈje-​lən-​ \ noun

First Known Use of flagellant

circa 1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flagellant was circa 1587

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“Flagellant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagellant. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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flagellant

noun
fla·​gel·​lant | \ ˈflaj-ə-lənt How to pronounce flagellant (audio) , flə-ˈjel-ənt How to pronounce flagellant (audio) \

Medical Definition of flagellant

: a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another flagellant person

Other Words from flagellant

flagellant adjective
flagellantism \ -​ˌiz-​əm How to pronounce flagellant (audio) \ noun

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