killer
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. one that kills 2. killer whale 3. a. one that has a forceful, violent, or striking impact b. one that is extremely difficult to deal with II. adjective Date: 1951 1. strikingly impressive or effective <
a killer smile
>
<
a killer résumé
>
2. extremely difficult to deal with <
a killer fastball
>
; also causing death or devastation <
a killer tornado
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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