Also known as a "professional Dominatrix."
The term "Domme" is often confused with "Dominatrix".
A "Dominatrix" just is a Female Dominant who fulfills the Dominant role in a personal relationship or perhaps a career.
It does not imply that She IS a professional.
Domme is a term used SPECIFICALLY for the professional variety, meaning she is paid or compensated for Her services.
The terms Domme, Dom, Domina, Dominatrix, and Dominant are *always* capitalized in proper BDSM grammar, btw.
--- Laura is controlling and Dominant in her relationship with Her boyfriend billy. She doesn't want to quit working at the restaurant, so she'll just be a Dominatrix with him.
--- Every year Dommes from across the country go to a BDSM event called DomCon.
Pronunciation varies; usually it is pronounced 'Dom', but sometimes may be pronounced 'Dom-may' to stress the difference between the female and male Dom(inant).
'Domme' usually refers to a non-professional female dominant.
A professional female dominant is usually referred to as a 'Dominatrix', or a 'Pro-Domme', but may simply be called 'Domme' by her close associates or clients.