time killer

noun

Definition of time killer

1 : a person with free time
2 : something that passes the time : diversion

Examples of time killer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two-time killer Gary Gilmore brought worldwide attention to Utah in 1977, when the Texas native became the first person in nearly a decade to be executed in the United States when he was shot by a firing squad. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 The last Utah execution was that of two-time killer Ronnie Lee Gardner on June 18, 2010. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 Our hikes, once the highlight of Leo’s and my afternoon, now serve as another time killer. Beth Spotswood, SFChronicle.com, 22 Apr. 2020 Remember, the hot dog is already being delivered to the mouth in a semi-suspension of bucket water, so taking extra gulps may seem like a time killer. Aj Willingham, CNN, 4 July 2019 But the info screen won’t be a haven for time killers. Jonathan Takiff, Philly.com, 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of time killer

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Time killer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20killer. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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