slasher

noun, often attributive
slash·​er | \ ˈsla-shər How to pronounce slasher (audio) \

Definition of slasher

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

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But this is a slasher movie, so of course Helena runs afoul of the killer, who takes her out with a handy icicle. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "First trailer for latest Black Christmas slasher reboot goes for “woke”," 5 Sep. 2019 On the other side, Greg Terry, also a sophomore, is more of a slasher, quick and will balance out the look. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "New coach brings double wing back to Coldspring," 26 Aug. 2019 Set in the world of richies and rituals, this slick slasher flick hinges on a marital game night, a midnight initiation every wannabe Le Domas has to endure. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Ready or Not’ sacrifices horror for irony and laughs to skewer the 1 percent," 22 Aug. 2019 Set in the world of richies and rituals, this slick slasher flick hinges around a marital game night, a midnight initiation every wannabe-Le Domas has to endure. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "1-percenter slasher flick ‘Ready or Not’ too sardonic to be taken seriously as satire," 20 Aug. 2019 Set in the world of richies and rituals, this slick slasher flick hinges on a marital game night, a midnight initiation every wannabe Le Domas has to endure. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Ready or Not’ sacrifices horror for irony and laughs to skewer the 1 percent," 19 Aug. 2019 Set in the world of the rich and rituals, this slick slasher flick hinges on midnight initiation every wannabe Le Domas has to endure. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "‘Ready or Not’ is too snarky to be scary," 19 Aug. 2019 In his teens, Smith studied fashion magazines and slasher flicks, longing to re-create their imagery. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "A Photographer’s Elaborate Transformations in His Childhood Bedroom," 18 July 2019 In the end, Midsommar is a competent slasher film with artistic ambitions that are never fully realized. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Midsommar is a slasher film with artsy ambitions that doesn’t quite work," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of slasher

1559, in the meaning defined above

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slasher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slasher

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

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