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Femme fatale

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 24, 2003

In Reply to: Femme fatale posted by EE on May 24, 2003

: What is the meaning of the above expression? I assumed it is French. Thanks.

One entry found for femme fatale.

Main Entry: femme fa·tale
Pronunciation: "fem-f&-'tal, "fam-, -'täl
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural femmes fa·tales /-'tal(z), -'täl(z)/
Etymology: French, literally, disastrous woman
Date: 1912
1 : a seductive woman who lures men into dangerous or compromising situations
2 : a woman who attracts men by an aura of charm and mystery