nymphomaniac

noun
nym·​pho·​ma·​ni·​ac | \ ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈmā-nē-ˌak How to pronounce nymphomaniac (audio) \
plural nymphomaniacs

Definition of nymphomaniac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one affected by nymphomania : a female who has an excessive desire for sexual activity A female cat can be a nymphomaniac, a problem brought about by excessive hormone production.— Warren Eckstein He bores the pants off you and she seems to be some kind of nymphomaniac—kept playing footsie with me in the restaurant.— David Lodge

nymphomaniac

adjective
\ ˌnim(p)-fə-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl How to pronounce nymphomaniac (audio) \
variants: or nymphomaniacal

Definition of nymphomaniac (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, affected with, or characterized by nymphomania The patriarch of the family asks for the private eye's help after his nymphomaniac daughter becomes involved in blackmail and murder.— Mike Quinn nymphomaniacal tendencies

First Known Use of nymphomaniac

Noun

1828, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1831, in the meaning defined above

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nymphomaniac

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nymphomaniac

: a woman who has an unusually strong desire to have sex very often

nymphomaniac

noun
nym·​pho·​ma·​ni·​ac | \ -nē-ˌak How to pronounce nymphomaniac (audio) \

Medical Definition of nymphomaniac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one affected with nymphomania

nymphomaniac

adjective
variants: or nymphomaniacal \ -​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce nymphomaniacal (audio) \

Medical Definition of nymphomaniac (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, affected with, or characterized by nymphomania

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