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1. Or: nympho , short for nymphomaniac.
ETYMOLOGY: From the Latin nympha , and the Greek numphe, meaning bride; in classic mythology, a goddess of nature dwelling in the mountains , forests, meadows, or streams.


(1) Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) and William (Maximilian Schell) in Topkapi (1964):
-- Elizabeth: ' Do you mind that I'm a nymphomaniac? '
-- Walter: ' It's your most endearing quality .'
-- Elizabeth: ' Don't waste it , use it .'

(2) Robert Reisner & Lorraine Wechsler. Encyclopedia of Graffiti by (1974):' A nymphomaniac is a girl who likes every man to be in different .'

(3) Alan to Hugh Grant in Notting Hill (1999): ' She kisses like a nymphomaniac on death row .'

2. Or: nymphet , a sexually attractive young woman or girl .

3. Or: nymphet , a sexually precocious or promiscuous young woman or girl .

4. (Disparaging appellation for) a sexually active or promiscuous woman . See playgirl for synonyms.

See Also: nymphae, nymphe du pavé, nymphet, undinism, urolagnia

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