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 Jessica Biel has a complex turn as the titular murderess, a thin veneer of professional suburban housewifery pasted over a deep disdain for her own humdrum life. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Her tenure as the infamous murderess (a role canonized by the likes of Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, and Liza Minnelli) will commence at the Ambassador Theatre on April 12 and run through June 5. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Mar. 2022 Her Democratic opponent, Felicia French, wasn’t some international drug trafficker or ax murderess, but rather a nurse and veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 Who is Winnie Ruth Judd, Phoenix's infamous murderess?, 3 Mar. 2022 On February 27, Lady Gaga attended the 2022 SAG Awards, where she was nominated for her performance as murderess Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 28 Feb. 2022 With Isabella Furhman reprising her role as the murderess Esther, the new movie will also star Julia Stiles as a woman who has to fight to save her family from Esther's wrath. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 25 Feb. 2022 The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. Travis Bean, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 Fredegund was recast as a femme fatale, and Brunhild as a murderess lacking all maternal instinct. Shelley Puhak, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of murderess

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2022

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“Murderess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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