rapist

noun
rap·​ist | \ ˈrā-pist How to pronounce rapist (audio) \
plural rapists

Definition of rapist

: a person who rapes someone : a person who commits rape a convicted rapist

First Known Use of rapist

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rapist

rape entry 2 + -ist entry 1

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“Rapist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapist. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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rapist

noun
rap·​ist | \ ˈrā-pəst How to pronounce rapist (audio) \

Medical Definition of rapist

: an individual who commits rape

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