femme fatale

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.

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  • noun An attractive and seductive but ultimately dangerous woman.

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  • noun a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : femme, woman + fatale, deadly.]

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Borrowing from French femme fatale (literally "deadly woman").

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  • i like to live on the edge

    January 19, 2007

  • 1. A seductive woman who lures men into dangerous or compromising situations.

    2. An alluring, mysterious woman of charm and mystery. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008