slasher

noun, often attributive slash·er \ ˈsla-shər \

Definition of slasher

:one that slashes; especially :a person who mutilates or kills with an edged blade
  • a slasher film

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First Known Use of slasher

1559


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slasher

noun

Definition of slasher for English Language Learners

  • : someone who kills people with a knife or other sharp weapon


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