succubus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n succubus a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Succubus A demon or fiend; especially, a lascivious spirit supposed to have sexual intercourse with the men by night; a succuba. Cf. Incubus.
    • Succubus (Med) The nightmare. See Nightmare, 2. "Such as are troubled with incubus , or witch-ridden, as we call it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n succubus A demon fabled to have sexual intercourse with human beings in their sleep.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Succubus suk′ū-bus a demon in female form who consorts with men in their sleep—also Succ′uba
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Succuba
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. succuba, a whore, succumbĕre, to lie down.

Usage

In literature:

No ghost haunts it; no succubus or succuba is hidden there, to harry the life out of good men and women.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
Yes, thou barbarian," said she, turning to Wagtail, "thou tiger, thou succubus!
"The Adventures of Roderick Random" by Tobias Smollett
I WHAT THE SUCCUBUS WAS.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
It may be added that the belief in the succubus and incubus appears to be widespread.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
She was some kind of a morbid Catholic, because that word succubus was unknown to the profane.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
You were frighted by a vision, by a nightmare, by a succubus of the night.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Incubus is the visitor of females, Succubus of males.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
She devours me night after night like a succubus.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
There are no gorgons, hydras, chimaeras; no familiars; no incubus or succubus.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Divines, by the terms "incubus" and "succubus," designate the different parts thus performed by angels.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
I'm not sitting peaceful on my fat ass, understand, while they turn my girl into a succubus.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
I tell you, he hath a private succubus.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
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