- a person who pursues game, prey, or a person stealthily.
- a person who harasses another person, as a former lover, a famous person, etc., in an aggressive, often threatening and illegal manner: Hollywood stars often have security guards to keep dangerous stalkers at bay.
Origin of stalker
Examples from the Web for stalker
ARS identified what it called the “stalker gap,” where people convicted of stalking as a misdemeanor can still carry guns.The Battle Is On in Gabby Giffords’s Old District
October 9, 2014
So the real meat of Stalker, ostensibly, is the pseudo-intellectual conversation about misogyny.‘Stalker’ Is an Awful Warning Against the Evils of Misogyny
October 3, 2014
Yes, Levine plays the role of a stalker and Prinsloo that of his “prey,” but she never comes across as a victim.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep
October 3, 2014
Actually, during the making of the film, I dealt with a stalker and a cyberstalker.Sasha Grey on Her Secret ‘True Detective’ Cameo, ‘Open Windows,’ and the Duke Porn Star Backlash
March 12, 2014
I had a stalker for a few years, and she was actually banned from the Morrissey-Solo website.Bigmouth Strikes Again: Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke Tells All
October 13, 2013
"You can't both hold on and let go," said Stalker, of Indiana.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
He made a business of shootin' 'em on sight—a reg'lar Injun stalker!The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln
The stalker in black seemed to have given up or disappeared.The Saracen: The Holy War
Something was stalking something else and undoubtedly the stalker was a man.The Border Watch
Joseph A. Altsheler
Near the Blank Hotel they separated in order to confuse the stalker.The Million Dollar Mystery
Word Origin and History for stalker
early 15c., "a poacher;" also "one who prowls for purposes of theft" (c.1500), agent noun from stalk (v.1). Meaning "obsessive harasser" is from early 1990s.