Definition of king-killing in US English:

king-killing

noun

  • The action or an act of killing of a king or kings; regicide.

adjective

  • That kills a king or kings; regicidal.

Origin

Early 17th century. From king + killing<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. From king + killing.

Pronunciation

king-killing

/ˈkɪŋkɪlɪŋ/