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baby killer

1. A pejorative term for someone who advocates for, supports, performs, or has had an abortion. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The mob gathered around the clinic, shouting "Baby killers!" at anyone entering or leaving the building.
2. A pejorative term for a soldier returning from war, used by those who oppose said war. Although the phrase was commonly applied to US soldiers returning from the Vietnam War, it has since fallen out of favor. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. She called me a baby killer as I stepped off the plane, which really hurt because I had been enlisted and didn't want to go to war.
See also: baby, killer

lady killer

A charming man who has a reputation for seducing many women. I wouldn't date Dan if I were you. Word on the street is that he's a real lady killer.
See also: killer, lady

thrill killer

One who derives excitement or pleasure from murdering people. I think our suspect is a thrill killer and really enjoys carrying out these violent crimes.
See also: killer, thrill

killer instinct

Cliché an inborn desire or ability to be ruthless. Fred has a real killer instinct. He's a difficult boss to work for.
See also: instinct, killer


1. n. a marijuana cigarette. How about a killer, Wilmer?
2. n. a very funny joke. She told a killer about a red-nosed juicer.
3. n. something extraordinary. That car is a killer. I like it!
4. mod. extraordinary; great. What a killer jacket you’re wearing!

killer weed

1. n. very potent marijuana. (Drugs.) Wow, this stuff is killer weed!
2. n. phencyclidine (PCP), an animal tranquilizer. (Drugs.) Killer weed seems to be a favorite around here just now.
See also: killer, weed


n. an excellent thing or person. She is just a real killer-diller.


n. a man who is very successful with women. Bruno is anything but a lady killer.
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He said that doctors would not tolerate any delaying tactics in arrest of the killers of their colleague.
In reporting this testimony, the French newspaper was only being observant when it concluded that the mastermind of serial killings necessarily is a serial killer,' she added.
Trevor spent a 16-year career with the Bedfordshire police and when he retired decided to open up a cold case investigation into the notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
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Prof Wilson said: "My hypothesis before starting out on this was that the serial killers we looked at could be responsible for far more murders than the ones they have been convicted of, or admitted to.
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Guevara and colleagues reported their technique proved effective in jumpstarting defective immune systems in immuno-compromised mice and in human killer T cells taken from people with HIV.
Significant differences in the way in which the bodies were disposed, as well as DNA evidence have forced the police to consider the possibility of more than one serial killer involved in the murders, though they are not ruling out the one-killer theory.
But, according to the police, the three contract killers identified as Ram Swaroop, Janardan and Vipin, after killing the driver got greedy and planned to kill her for money and property.
It was a profitable partnership, which saw the whalers become wealthy, and the Killer Whales never hungry, and which lasted until the one night trust was broken.
We all want to know that serial killers are going to get caught," the actor says.
Seemingly trivial disputes often fueled lethal violence in the city, and Cook County juries routinely exonerated and acquitted killers.
THE ruthless gangland killers of New Year's Day party girls Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare could be free by the end of the year.