offendernoun [C]uk /əˈfen.dər/ us /əˈfen.dɚ/
- She is a persistent offender and has been arrested five times this year for shoplifting.
- Tougher prison sentences may act/serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.
- Here at the special school we make every effort to socialize these young offenders.
- We're searching for a couple of runaways from the young offenders' institution.
- Instead of simply punishing them, the system encourages offenders to modify their behaviour.