giant killer

  1. a person, sports team, etc, that defeats an apparently superior opponent

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How to use giant killer in a sentence

  • Now Jack the giant killer being there, and seeing the generosity of the kings son, desired to be his servant.

    Folk-lore and legends: English | Charles John Tibbits
  • It was mighty like John the Giant-killer, only his friends always call that worthy "Jack."

    The Grey Woman and other Tales | Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  • Then, slipping up, like Jack the Giant-killer from the castle of the ogre, he scampered off as fast as his legs could carry him.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
  • While he walks, like Jack the giant-killer, in a coat of darkness, he may do much mischief with little strength.