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dominatrix (n.)

"dominant female entity, mistress," attested since 1560s, but rare until late 20c., and not in quite the usual modern sense:

[A]s religion, the supreme dominatrix, exercises her salutary influence on every department of individual and social life, there is no branch of our culture in which Christianity has not effected important meliorations. ["Brownson's Quarterly Review," October, 1850]

 See domination + -trix. Modern BDSM sense "woman, who takes the sadistic role in sadomasochistic sexual activities" is attested by 1970.

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