adventuress

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From adventure +‎ -ess.

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adventuress (plural adventuresses)

  1. A female adventurer; a woman who seeks adventure.
  2. A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character who pursues personal advancement, especially by sexual means; a demirep.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 337:
      The ingenious adventuress, who may have become Rohan's mistress, formed a plan to make her fortune out of the cardinal's passion for power and the queen's passion for gems.

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