dominatrix


dominatrix

noun, plural dom·i·na·tri·ces [dom-uhney-truh-seez, -nuhtrahy-seez] /ˌdɒm əˈneɪ trəˌsiz, -nəˈtraɪ siz/.

  1. a woman who plays the dominant role in a sado-masochistic sexual relationship or encounter.
  2. a woman who dominates.

noun plural dominatrices (ˌdɒmɪnəˈtraɪsiːz)

  1. a woman who is the dominant sexual partner in a sadomasochistic relationship
  2. a dominant woman
n.

“dominant female entity,” attested since 1560s, though not in quite the usual modern sense (“Rome … dominatrix of nations” [1561]). See domination + -trix. Modern BDSM sense attested by 1976.

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