algolagniac

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From algolagnia +‎ -ac.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /alɡə(ʊ)ˈlaɡnɪak/

Noun[edit]

algolagniac (plural algolagniacs)

  1. Someone who indulges in algolagnia; a sadomasochist.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 264:
      She had the soft, pure, angelic sort of beauty that spoke to every fiber of his algolagniac’s heart.