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seductress (n.)

1803, "female seducer, woman who leads a man astray," with -ess + obsolete seductor (late 15c., displaced by seducer), from a direct borrowing of the Latin agent noun of seducere "lead away, lead aside or astray" (see seduce). Latin seductrix is glossed in Old English by biswica.

updated on April 07, 2022

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Definitions of seductress from WordNet

seductress (n.)
a woman who seduces;
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