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Definition of femme fatale noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

femme fatale

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfem fəˈtæl//
 
(pl. femmes fatales
BrE BrE//ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl//
 
, BrE//ˌfæm fəˈtɑːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfem fəˈtæl//
 
)
(from French) Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
 
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a very beautiful woman that men find sexually attractive but who brings them trouble or unhappiness She was his femme fatale. See related entries: Attractiveness, Female attractiveness Word Origin early 20th cent.: French, literally ‘disastrous woman’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: femme fatale