Definition of slayer in US English:



literary, archaic
  • Someone who kills a person or animal in a violent way.

    ‘David, the slayer of Goliath’
    ‘a dragon slayer’
    • ‘He plays the part of a fish who boasts about being a shark slayer.’
    • ‘They were left to be hunted and terrorized by a group of sociopathic slayers.’
    • ‘Finally, there is an encounter where a veteran slayer faces down a vampire with a wooden stake in hand.’
    • ‘The scorpion holds an infamous place in Greek mythology as the slayer of Orion.’
    • ‘He marched into the country that was ruled over by the slayer of his father.’