temptress

noun tempt·ress \ ˈtem(p)-trəs \

Definition of temptress

:a woman who tempts or entices

Examples of temptress in a Sentence

  1. Greta Garbo, one of the most famous temptresses ever to appear on screen, died in 1990.

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First Known Use of temptress

1594

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TEMPTRESS Defined for English Language Learners

temptress

noun

Definition of temptress for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who makes a man want to have sex with her : a very attractive woman



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