murderess

noun
mur·​der·​ess | \ ˈmər-də-rəs How to pronounce murderess (audio) \

Definition of murderess

: a woman who murders

Examples of murderess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Living here will mean living across the street from Jon's parents, who still are convinced Sandra is a murderess who killed their son, and whose family is still grieving. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, ""Please help him": Police body cameras show what happened after Texas man was killed," 10 Oct. 2020 Living here will mean living across the street from Jon's parents, who still are convinced Sandra is a murderess who killed their son, and whose family is still grieving. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, ""Please help him": Police body cameras show what happened after Texas man was killed," 10 Oct. 2020 Living here will mean living across the street from Jon's parents, who still are convinced Sandra is a murderess who killed their son, and whose family is still grieving. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, ""Please help him": Police body cameras show what happened after Texas man was killed," 10 Oct. 2020 Spooky Fact: In 2014, the infamous murderess was reborn through Kathy Bates in the television series American Horror Story: Coven. Gulnaz Khan, National Geographic, "These are the most haunted places in the United States," 31 Oct. 2020 Living here will mean living across the street from Jon's parents, who still are convinced Sandra is a murderess who killed their son, and whose family is still grieving. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, ""Please help him": Police body cameras show what happened after Texas man was killed," 10 Oct. 2020 Living here will mean living across the street from Jon's parents, who still are convinced Sandra is a murderess who killed their son, and whose family is still grieving. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, ""Please help him": Police body cameras show what happened after Texas man was killed," 10 Oct. 2020 Many arsenic homicide cases became famous, such as the murderess Mary Ann Cotton, who killed three husbands—as well as one fiancé and many of her children and stepchildren—and then cashed in on the insurance. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "Nature's Toxic Gifts: The Deadly Story of Poison," 4 Oct. 2020 People have called Lucrezia many things over the years: seductress, murderess, femme fatale of the Borgia cabal. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Lucrezia Borgia," 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of murderess

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Murderess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murderess. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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