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murderer

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɜː.dər.ər/  us   /ˈmɝː.dɚ.ɚ/ (old-fashioned female murderess )
B1 someone who illegally and intentionally kills another person: A convicted murderer was executed in North Carolina yesterday. a mass murderer (= someone who has killed a large number of people illegally)
Translations of “murderer”
in Korean 살인자…
in Arabic قاتِل…
in Portuguese assassino, -a…
in Catalan assassí, -ina…
in Japanese 人殺し…
in Italian assassino, -a, omicida…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺人犯,兇手…
in Russian убийца…
in Turkish katil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀人犯,凶手…
in Polish morder-ca/czyni…
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