- The definition of a femme fatale is a woman who seduces men and often leads them into dangerous or bad situations.
An example of a femme fatale is a woman who pretends to be interested in a man, leads him home and then tortures him.
Origin: French literally , deadly woman
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noun pl. femmes fa·tales
- A woman of great seductive charm who leads men into compromising or dangerous situations.
- An alluring, mysterious woman.
Origin: French : femme, woman + fatale, deadly.