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slasher

[ slash-er ]
/ ˈslæʃ ər /
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noun

a person or thing that slashes.
a person who criminally attacks others with a knife, razor, or the like.
a horror film depicting such a criminal and featuring gory special effects.

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Origin of slasher

First recorded in 1550–60; slash1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for slasher

slasher
/ (ˈslæʃə) /

noun

a person or thing that slashes
Australian and NZ a wooden-handled cutting tool or tractor-drawn machine used for cutting scrub or undergrowth in the bush
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