“murderer,” after failing to prevent the massacres of Lebanese civilians at the Sabra and Shatila camps in 1982.
murderer, lunatic, and defamer of Islam will certainly be listed in his obituaries.
murderer that you are, you shall yet suffer for your crimes.
My hair stands on end, and a terrible voice cries to me, 'murderer!
One evening the student arrived back at Stephen the murderer's.
murderer, ingrate, traitor—those will be my names, perchance.
Whether Mr. murderer and Mrs. Murderess Manning were not both unusually stout people?
murderer as he was, he seems to have discharged his duty faithfully.
As he descended the stairs, the murderer was humming a little tune.
It is in that, and not in the murderer, that I seek to interest my reader.
mid-14c., alteration of murtherer (c.1300), agent noun from murder (v.); in part from Old French mordrere, from Medieval Latin murdrarius, from Germanic. Old English words for this included morðorcwalu, morðorslaga, morðorwyrhta, literally "murder-wright." The original murderer's row was in New York City's Tombs prison; figurative use in baseball dates to 1858, though the quintessential one was the 1927 New York Yankees. Fem. form murderess attested from late 14c. Murderee (1920) never caught on.