Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lewd woman; a harlot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lewd woman; a harlot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A harlot.

Etymologies

Compare Latin frictrix, from fricare to rub. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  •         Stain, like slaver abhorr'd breath'd from a foul fricatrice.

    Poems and Fragments

  • One can imagine an ideal servent who serves out of pure love for his master, just as one can an ideal rustic who remains a ditcher from a love of nature, or an ideal fricatrice who spreads her legs a dozen times a night from a love of copulation.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • Stain, like slaver abhorr'd breath'd from a foul fricatrice.

    The Poems and Fragments of Catullus

  • For instantly it was done, thou didst bathe thy lips with many drops, and didst cleanse them with every finger-joint, lest anything remained from the conjoining of our mouths, as though it were the obscene slaver of a fetid fricatrice.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

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