Murderess \Mur"der*ess\, n. A woman who commits murder. [1913 Webster]

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  • murderess — [mʉr′dər is] n. a woman who commits or has committed murder: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • murderess — UK [ˈmɜː(r)dəres] / US [ˈmɜrdərəs] noun [countable] Word forms murderess : singular murderess plural murderesses old fashioned a woman who commits murder …   English dictionary

  • murderess — noun A woman who commits murder. Nancy was a murderess …   Wiktionary

  • murderess — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)dərɪs[/t]] murderesses N COUNT A murderess is a woman who has murdered someone. Syn: murderer …   English dictionary

  • murderess — murder ► NOUN 1) the unlawful premeditated killing of one person by another. 2) informal a very difficult or unpleasant situation or experience. ► VERB 1) kill unlawfully and with premeditation. 2) informal spoil by poor performance. 3) informal …   English terms dictionary

  • murderess — noun Date: 14th century a woman who murders …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • murderess — /merr deuhr is/, n. a woman who commits murder. [1350 1400; ME moerdrice, morderes; see MURDER, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • murderess — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who murders another: butcher, cutthroat, homicide, killer, manslayer, massacrer, murderer, slaughterer, slayer, triggerman. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • murderess — mur|der|ess [ˈmə:dərıs US ˈmə:r ] n old fashioned a woman who murders another person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • murderess — mur|der|ess [ mɜrdərəs ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a woman who commits murder …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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