Definition of maîtresse femme in English:

maîtresse femme

(also maitresse femme)

noun

  • A strong-willed or domineering woman.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855), novelist. From French maîtresse femme from maîtresse + femme woman.

Pronunciation

maîtresse femme

/meɪˌtrɛs ˈfam//mɛˌtrɛs ˈfam/