adventuress

adventuress

[ad-ven-cher-is]
noun
1.
a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means.
2.
a woman who is an adventurer.

Origin:
1745–55; adventur(er) + -ess


See -ess.
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adventuress (ədˈvɛntʃərɪs)
 
n
1.  a woman who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
2.  a woman who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
3.  a speculator

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