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[mur-th er]
noun, verb (used with or without object) Obsolete.
  1. murder.
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Origin of murther

before 900; Middle English morther, Old English morthor; cognate with Gothic maurthr. See mortal
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Examples from the Web for murther

Historical Examples

  • An' in Ireland ye can rob and murther widout fear of consequences.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • My Friends are many and great; they will murther thee by Law.

  • Murther, I'm afeard, if God doesn't turn it off of them, somehow.

  • He'd murther her, the ruffian 'av he cotched her another night in his dhrunkenness.

  • They all revolted and did spoil and murther all they encountered.

    The Birth of the Nation

    Mrs. Roger A. Pryor

British Dictionary definitions for murther


noun, verb
  1. an archaic word for murder
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Derived Formsmurtherer, noun
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