verb (used with object), slew or slayed (especially for def 4); slain; slay·ing.
- to impress strongly; overwhelm, especially by humor: Your jokes slay me.
- to make a strong impression with: She really slayed her performance last night.
verb (used without object), slew or slayed (especially for def 7); slain; slay·ing.
Words nearby slay
Origin of slay
OTHER WORDS FROM slayslay·a·ble, adjectiveslay·er, nounun·slay·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for slayer
Support for the royals rose to 35-year highs, leading some wags to dub Prince George “the Republican slayer”.Prince George’s First Year Bodes Well for the Survival of the Royals|Tom Sykes|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this slayer of bullies can often seem, well, like a bully.
Marie collected her thoughts and then prayed to God for the victim and its slayer.The Confession of a Fool|August Strindberg
It is generally held that homicide of this kind was extremely rare and that, when it did occur, the slayer was outlawed.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
There is a proverb bearing upon these honours: "The slayer of ten closes one house; the slayer of twenty closes two houses."The Fijians|Basil Thomson
Harold, when he heard of his death, pursued his slayer but did not succeed in overtaking him.The Story of Norway|Hjalmar H. Boyesen
In what fencing-school did the slayer learn that terrible upward thrust beneath the chin?Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre