killer

[kil-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that kills.
3.
a device used by a post office for printing cancellations on postage stamps.
4.
a mark of cancellation made on a postage stamp.
5.
Slang. something or someone having a formidable impact, devastating effect, etc.: The math test was a real killer.
adjective Slang.
6.
severe; powerful: a killer cold.
7.
very difficult or demanding: a killer chess tournament.
8.
highly effective; superior: a killer recipe for fried chicken.

Origin:
1525–35; kill1 + -er1

self-killer, noun
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killer (ˈkɪlə)
 
n
1.  a.  a person or animal that kills, esp habitually
 b.  (as modifier): a killer shark
2.  something, esp a task or activity, that is particularly taxing or exhausting
3.  (Austral), (NZ) an animal selected to be slaughtered for food

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Example sentences for killer
Some authors have argued that he was the serial killer known as jack the ripper.
Every member of both gangs was always a potential killer even then.
Kitten is the spoiled daughter of killer moth and the girlfriend of the mutant
  fang.
Labelling himself a rapist and now a killer, jack once again began pushing
  jennifer away.
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