dominatrix

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From Latin dominatrix

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dominatrix (plural dominatrices or dominatrixes)

  1. A dominating woman; a female dominator.[1]
  2. A dominant female in sadomasochistic practices.[1]
    • 2003, Lora Shaner, Madam: Inside a Nevada Brothel (page 296)
      Shadowy masked dominatrixes in stiletto-heeled hip boots snap commands and whips with equal fury.
    • 2006, Russell Campbell, Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema (page 226)
      But even as movies depicting successful madams, freelance hookers, and dominatrices were celebrating prostitution as a marketplace expression of the new sexual freedom, doubts were emerging, a backlash growing.
    • 2010, H. A. Carson, A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker (page 134)
      I've always maintained that the dominatrix is as much a misogynistic caricature as the virginal, asexual "good" girl or the disgusting "nymphomaniac/slut." The so-called dominant woman is a dark, eerie version of the woman on a pedestal.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]