[ mur-der-er ]
/ ˈmɜr dər ər /


a person who commits murder.


    murderers' row,
    1. the row of cells in a prison where murderers and other violent or hard-core criminals are held.See also death row.
    2. Baseball. a succession of heavy hitters scheduled to bat one after the other.
    3. any group of notorious or important people: a murderers' row of talent; a murderers' row of philosophers.

Origin of murderer

1300–50; Middle English mortherer, mord(e)rer; see murder, -er1

Related forms

self-mur·der·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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