uxoricide

noun

ux·​or·​i·​cide ˌək-ˈsȯr-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce uxoricide (audio)
-ˈsär-;
ˌəg-ˈzȯr- How to pronounce uxoricide (audio)
-ˈzär-
1
[Medieval Latin uxoricidium, from Latin uxor wife + -i- + -cidium -cide] : murder of a wife by her husband
2
[Latin uxor + English -i- + -cide] : a man who murders his wife

Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uxoricide was in 1733

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“Uxoricide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uxoricide. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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