Definition of succubus in English:

succubus

noun

  • A female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.

    • ‘Harrison says ‘If your uncle was right about a succubus being among us, it may be that the demon is clever enough to cover her tracks.’’
    • ‘People dressed up as something else - but that something else often meant vampires, devils, and succubi.’
    • ‘Grim skulls taunt Mother Superior's mind, while a severely cowled Mary Magdalene in green eye shadow and come-hither lipstick holds court over a writhing succubus.’
    • ‘She was a Valkryie, a succubus - a dark-eyed angel roaring through the sky in the path of vengeance unknowable.’
    • ‘It was a union that was blessed by Jesus in the sacred ceremony of marriage, only to be destroyed by a succubus of Satan.’
    • ‘You really expect me to believe an angel is going to hang out with a succubus?’
    • ‘Certainly the phenomenon experienced by our subjects is very similar to that, as I mentioned, with people who have encountered ghosts and incubi and succubi and witches and things of that sort that visit them at night.’
    • ‘I see the notorious Sheila Face, certainly named by some carnal-dreaming mountaineer, looming like a succubus above the hut.’
    • ‘In this, the nightmare equals the incubi and succubi, a personification of erotic dream figures.’
    • ‘The darkness is seductive; and the black ocean straddles me as a dark succubus.’
    • ‘He carefully stepped around the various succubi, incubi and lesser lust demons littering the room, finally stopping in front of the throne.’
    • ‘I thought I was being attacked by a succubus again.’
    • ‘It wasn't a possessive spirit who just couldn't let it's house go, and it wasn't a spectral incubi and succubi who would attack you at night and give you a whole new take on the phrase ‘bed bugs’.’
    • ‘Has anyone had any experiences with what might be considered a succubus or incubus?’
    • ‘A succubus is not just a fantastic, furry creature: it is a female demon fabled to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.’
    • ‘For most of the history of Christianity there are reports of Satan having sex with humans, either as an incubus (male devil) or succubus (female devil).’
    devil, fiend, evil spirit, fallen angel, cacodemon
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Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin succubus ‘prostitute’, from succubare, from sub- ‘under’ + cubare ‘to lie’.

Pronunciation

succubus

/ˈsʌkjʊbəs/