Definition of man-killing in US English:

man-killing

noun

  • The action of killing a person or people; murder.

adjective

  • Murderous, homicidal.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Of Shrifte & Penance. From man + killing, after man-killer<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright. From man + killing, after man-killer.

Pronunciation

man-killing

/ˈmanˌkɪlɪŋ/