slasher

noun, often attributive slash·er \ ˈsla-shər \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of slasher

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

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


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