Definitions of manslayer
  1. noun

    a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

    liquidator, murderer
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    Jack the Ripper

    an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century
    John Wilkes Booth

    United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
    Lee Harvey Oswald

    United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)

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    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

    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
    hatchet man, iceman

    a professional killer

    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

    a person who murders their mother

    a person who murders their father
    spree killer

    a serial killer whose murders occur within a brief period of time
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    criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    killer, slayer

    someone who causes the death of a person or animal

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