[ bat-er-er ]
/ ˈbæt ər ər /


a person or thing that batters.
a person who inflicts violent physical abuse upon a child, spouse, or other person.


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Origin of batterer

First recorded in 1605–15; batter1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for batterer

  • But a man who is already a batterer, he is probably going to abuse his partner more often in a stressful situation.

    Why Women Stay|Will Doig|April 14, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • It tore me apart Friday when I heard that Rihanna was already planning to reconcile with her batterer.

    Next Time, He'll Kill You|Linda Fairstein|March 8, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • It is Ocean, usurper of Earth's deepest vales, besieger of islands, batterer of continents.

    The Masque of the Elements|Herman Scheffauer

British Dictionary definitions for batterer

/ (ˈbætərə) /


  1. a person who batters someone
  2. (in combination)baby-batterer; wife-batterer
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