Examples from the Web for psychopath
In rambling posts, he called himself a loser, and wrote that he must be either bipolar or a psychopath.
In his late 20s, Cumming confronted his father about his abuse; in response, his father insisted, “I am not a psychopath.”
Dude looks just like Richie Cunningham—Sunday, Monday—Psychopath!
The Bad Seed is the story of how Christine becomes aware that her daughter is, in modern terminology, a psychopath.American Dreams: A Best-Selling Pint-Sized Psychopath|Nathaniel Rich|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His tone as captured by the video he then posted on Facebook is not manifestly that of some a fanatic or a psychopath.Don’t Turn This Malaysia Airlines Pilot Into Flight 370’s Richard Jewell|Michael Daly|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For an accusation of physical coercion and threat of rape would be far less convincing from a psychopath.The Trial of Callista Blake|Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for psychopath
Word Origin and History for psychopath
1885, in the criminal psychology sense, a back-formation from psychopathic.
The Daily Telegraph had, the other day, a long article commenting on a Russian woman who had murdered a little girl. A Dr. Balinsky prevailed upon the jury to give a verdict of acquittal, because she was a "psychopath." The Daily Telegraph regards this term as a new coinage, but it has been long known amongst Spiritualists, yet in another sense. ["The Medium and Daybreak," Jan. 16, 1885]
The case alluded to, and the means of acquittal, were briefly notorious in England and brought the word into currency in the modern sense.
Medicine definitions for psychopath
Culture definitions for psychopath
A mentally unbalanced person who is inclined toward antisocial and criminal behavior. (Compare sociopath.)