Definitions of slayer

n someone who causes the death of a person or animal

John Wilkes Booth
United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
Jack the Ripper
an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century
Lee Harvey Oswald
United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
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executioner, public executioner
an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
eradicator, exterminator, terminator
someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
choker, garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler
someone who kills by strangling
liquidator, manslayer, murderer
a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
someone who kills with poison
someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
felo-de-se, suicide
a person who kills himself intentionally
assassin, assassinator, bravo
a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
a brutal indiscriminate murderer
someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
an executioner who uses electricity to kill the condemned person
a person who murders their brother or sister
gun, gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, shooter, torpedo, triggerman
a professional killer who uses a gun
an executioner who hangs the condemned person
hatchet man, iceman
a professional killer
headman, headsman
an executioner who beheads the condemned person
a person who murders an infant
mass murderer
a person who is responsible for the deaths of many victims in a single incident
a woman murderer
someone who kills his or her parent
a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife
serial killer, serial murderer
someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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