murderess

[ mur-der-is ]
/ ˈmɜr dər ɪs /

noun

a woman who commits murder.

Nearby words

  1. murder two,
  2. murder will out,
  3. murderball,
  4. murderee,
  5. murderer,
  6. murderous,
  7. murderously,
  8. murders in the rue morgue, the,
  9. murdoch,
  10. murdoch, dame iris

Origin of murderess

1350–1400; Middle English moerdrice, morderes; see murder, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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