time killer


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

Examples of time killer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The May 4 incident was the third time killer whales (Orcinus orca) have sunk a vessel off the coasts of Portugal and Spain in the past three years. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 24 May 2023 That’s a time killer. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 18 Sep. 2020 The album is a cornucopia of oddball earworms, but look alive at 1:35 into this track, when the quartet unveils a devilishly righteous stop-time killer that turns into a punishing groove once the full band kicks in. Hank Shteamer, SPIN, 24 Jan. 2023 Gary Troutman, a two-time killer who knew Angela from the neighborhood, made sure of that. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of time killer was in 1728

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“Time killer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20killer. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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