[ fem-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈfɛm əˌsaɪd /


the act of killing a woman, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise: The rate of femicide where there is drug trafficking is far greater than it is elsewhere.
the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic group by an invading army.Compare genocide.
a person who kills a woman: In certain countries, femicides appear to act with impunity.

Nearby words

  1. feme,
  2. feme covert,
  3. feme sole,
  4. feme-sole trader,
  5. femic,
  6. feminacy,
  7. femineity,
  8. feminine,
  9. feminine caesura,
  10. feminine ending

Origin of femicide

First recorded in 1820–30; feme + -i- + -cide

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