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adventuress

[ad-ven-cher-is] /ædˈvɛn tʃər ɪs/
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
1745-1755
1745-55; adventur(er) + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for adventuress

adventuress

/ədˈvɛntʃərɪs/
noun
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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