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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: nymphomania (18-21 centuries), from Modern Latin nymphae 'outer parts of the female sex organs' + Late Latin mania ( MANIA)

nymphomaniac

noun
     
nym‧pho‧ma‧ni‧ac also nym‧pho informal [countable]
a woman who wants to have sex often, usually with a lot of different men [= sex maniac]
nymphomania noun [uncountable]

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