Definitions

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

  • n. A woman of great seductive charm who leads men into compromising or dangerous situations.
  • n. An alluring, mysterious woman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attractive and seductive but ultimately dangerous woman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

Etymologies

French : femme, woman + fatale, deadly.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French femme fatale (literally "deadly woman"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So if Bella’s not the femme fatale in this situation, and Elissa’s not the femme fatale, then I guess one doesn’t exist.

    DANI NOIR

  • This, of itself, made a femme fatale of Kitty Cartarette.

    Scales of Justice

  • If this were a movie and the sun was going down on Shanosha, the femme fatale would have the last laugh, of course, walking off into the sunset with all her secrets.

    DANI NOIR

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  • 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

  • i like to live on the edge

    January 19, 2007