Definition of murderer in US English:



  • A person who commits murder; a killer.

    ‘convicted murderers’
    • ‘The existence of such draconian punishment is a reflection of a culture that has no time for thieves and murderers.’
    • ‘They're a charming trio, even if two are murderers and the other is an expert forger and financial trickster.’
    • ‘I expect more people could name one or more of the murderers than even one of the people they murdered.’
    • ‘It is so easy to say that murderers should be hanged, but what if they have been framed, or the evidence isn't up to scratch.’
    • ‘Many of my fellow students thought that murderers should have the same done unto them as they had done to others, an eye for an eye.’
    killer, liquidator, terminator, slaughterer
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