A person who enjoys, or takes pleasure, in feeling pain. The term is not necessarily sexual.
I think Charlie might be a masochist, Jane.
by wildcannon46 October 23, 2015
The Unus Annus trolley problem. If you do nothing, Mark and Ethan will be crushed by the trolley, but none of the unus annus videos will be deleted. If you pull the lever, all the videos will disappear, but Mark and Ethan will live. Ethan is sleeping peacefully and is unaware of the danger but Mark wants to be hit by the trolley NOT because he's a masochist but just because he wants to see if his body can handle it. Go on. He wants you to do it. He can take it. You don't need to worry about Ethan. Just let him rest. It will be okay. Just let it happen.
by yaxmissxme July 23, 2020
A masochist is someone who feels pleasure from or enjoys the feeling of pain. This can be sexual pleasure, but is not always.
John enjoys pain, meaning he is a masochist
by TheFrenchDuck December 29, 2021
1: a sexual perversion characterized by pleasure in being subjected to pain or humiliation especially by a love object — compare this to sadism

2: pleasure in being abused or dominated : a taste for suffering

mas·och·ist - noun
mas·och·is·tic - adjective
mas·och·is·ti·cal·ly - adverb

Origin of MASOCHISM:
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch †1895 German novelist
First Known Use: 1892
As he beat me further and further into blissful bruises I realised I was a masochist.
by jba982 February 23, 2011
One whom has derived excitement, or pleasure (whether it be sexual or not) from pain, delivered on by themself, or by another individual. Antonym: Sadist
I myself am a Masochist. I constantly ask my friends to stab me with sticks...they unfortunately refuse.
by Tolomer December 6, 2008
(Gamer Slang) Someone who gets pleasure from playing a game at impossible difficulty settings, frequently dying and overall being quite bothered and frustrated. Someone with an intense masochistic drive in gaming, will enjoy games most when they are almost impossible and other people wouldn't even attempt them. These sorts of people are happiest, when they are also so frustrated as to constantly be cussing the game while playing.
Super Meat Boy is a game designed specifically for masochists.

Dude, you're sick, just sick. You have to be a masochist to play so damn good, shit.