Definition of sadist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈseɪdɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪdɪst//
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a person who gets pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from hurting other people Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French sadisme, from the name of the Marquis de Sade.
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