[ self-slaw-ter ]


Origin of self-slaughter

First recorded in 1595–1605

Other words from self-slaughter

  • self-slaughtered, adjective

Words Nearby self-slaughter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-slaughter in a sentence

  • To her the plague was better than self-slaughter, as self-slaughter was better than pollution.

    The Proud Prince | Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Perhaps he meditated breaking that instinctive canon which the Most High has so wisely fixed against "self-slaughter."

  • Even fever gives a man at least a week's grace, and sudden death generally implied self-slaughter.

    Life's Handicap | Rudyard Kipling
  • Wealth, too, may become an incitement to self-slaughter from sheer disgust.

    Unicorns | James Huneker
  • No imaginable crisis in his affairs could have convinced him to self-slaughter.

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes