man·​slay·​er ˈman-ˌslā-ər How to pronounce manslayer (audio)
: one who commits homicide

Examples of manslayer in a Sentence

Cain has the distinction of being the Bible's first and most infamous manslayer.

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manslayer was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Manslayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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