murderee

noun

mur·​der·​ee ˌmər-də-ˈrē How to pronounce murderee (audio)
: an actual or potential victim of a murder

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of murderee was in 1846

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“Murderee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murderee. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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