masochist

noun mas·och·ist \ ˈma-sə-kist , ˈma-zə- also ˈmā- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of masochist

plural masochists
1 :a person who derives sexual gratification from being subjected to physical pain or humiliation :an individual given to masochism
  • But Ksenia is a masochist who cannot experience sexual pleasure without first experiencing extreme pain.
  • —Christopher Rice
2 :a person who takes pleasure in pain and suffering
  • … a select group of cops, bikers, bodybuilders and other masochists who thrive on the deprivation that exercising in unfiltered 110 degree heat produces.
  • —Allison Glock
  • Some mathematical masochist has calculated that the brain was adding 150 million brain cells every hundred thousand years, the sort of useless statistic beloved of a tourist guide.
  • —Matt Ridley

First Known Use of masochist

1892


Medical Dictionary

masochist

noun mas·och·ist \ -kəst \

medical Definition of masochist

:an individual who is given to masochism

Learn More about masochist

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of masochist


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