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

 

dominatrix

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdɒmɪˈneɪtrɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɑːmɪˈneɪtrɪks//
 
(pl. dominatrices
BrE BrE//ˌdɒmɪˈneɪtrɪsiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɑːmɪˈneɪtrɪsiːz//
 
, dominatrixes)
 
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a woman who controls a man during sex, often using violence to give sexual pleasure Word Origin mid 16th cent. (rare before the late 20th cent.): from Latin, feminine of dominator, from dominat- ‘ruled’, from the verb dominari, from dominus ‘lord, master’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dominatrix