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masochist

[mas-uh-kist] /ˈmæs ə kɪst/
noun
1.
Psychiatry. a person who has masochism, the condition in which sexual or other gratification depends on one's suffering physical pain or humiliation.
2.
a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.
3.
a person who finds pleasure in self-denial, submissiveness, etc.
Origin of masochist
1890-1900
1890-1900;masoch(ism) + -ist
Related forms
masochistic, adjective
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  • Rousseau, in his "Confessions," reveals the sexual feelings of the masochist.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
Word Origin and History for masochist
n.

1895, from masochism + -ist.

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