from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, a mistress of Samson who betrayed him to the Philistines by having his hair shorn while he slept, thus depriving him of his strength.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The mistress of Samson who betrays him to the Philistines.
- proper n. A beautiful, cunning and treacherous woman; a femme fatale.
- proper n. A female given name of biblical origin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
- n. (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Of uncertain Hebrew origin, often defined as meaning "delightful, seductive". (Wiktionary)