killer instinct

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of killer instinct

: an aggressive tenacious urge for domination in a struggle to attain a set goal

Examples of killer instinct in a Sentence

  1. Her killer instincts have helped her become one of the top tennis players in the world.

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First Known Use of killer instinct

1931

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KILLER INSTINCT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of killer instinct for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong desire to succeed or win


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