1. noun /ˈnɪɱfoʊ ˈmeɪniæk,ˈnɪmfoʊ ˈmeɪniæk/lang=en
A woman with excessive sexual desire.
2. adjective /ˈnɪɱfoʊ ˈmeɪniæk,ˈnɪmfoʊ ˈmeɪniæk/lang=en
Having excessive sexual desire.

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  • nymphomaniac — ym pho*ma ni*ac (n[i^]m f[ o]*m[=a] n[i^]*[a^]k), n. A woman afflicted with nymphomania. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nymphomaniac — 1861 (adj.), 1867 (n.), from NYMPHOMANIA (Cf. nymphomania) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nymphomaniac — [[t]nɪ̱mfəme͟ɪniæk[/t]] nymphomaniacs N COUNT (disapproval) If someone refers to a woman as a nymphomaniac, they mean that she has sex or wants to have sex much more often than they consider normal or acceptable. Lucia was a known nymphomaniac in …   English dictionary

  • nymphomaniac — also nympho informal noun (C) a woman who always wants to have sex, with a lot of different men nymphomaniac adjective: nymphomaniac tendencies nymphomania noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nymphomaniac — UK [ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪæk] / US [ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪˌæk] noun [countable] Word forms nymphomaniac : singular nymphomaniac plural nymphomaniacs a woman who is always thinking about sex or always wanting to have sex Derived word: nymphomania UK [ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə] / …   English dictionary

  • nymphomaniac — A female exhibiting nymphomania. * * * nym·pho·ma·ni·ac nē .ak n one affected with nymphomania nymphomaniac or nym·pho·ma·ni·a·cal mə nī ə kəl adj of, affected with, or characterized by nymphomania * * * nym·pho·ma·ni·ac (nim″fo maґne ak) 1 …   Medical dictionary

  • nymphomaniac — nymphomania ► NOUN ▪ uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a woman. DERIVATIVES nymphomaniac noun …   English terms dictionary

  • nymphomaniac —    You little nymphomaniac’ occurs in The Front Runner, by Patricia Nell Warren. Nymphomania properly describes an unhealthy and excessive sexual desire in a woman, and should therefore only be addressed to a woman. The instance cited is spoken… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • nymphomaniac — noun or adjective see nymphomania …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nymphomaniac — See nymphomania. * * * …   Universalium

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