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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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The team will also be looking to identify which molecule L-selectin binds to in virus infected tissues that allows killer T cells to be directed there.
In the new TV episodes he will look to apply academic theory to the world of real-life crime, to see if convicted serial killers could be linked to unsolved murders.
The study involved killer cells, known as CD8 T cells, and their instructor cells, known as antigen-presenting cells.
In one of our photographs upwards on eight killer whales can be observed in a single photo, an estimate of 10 whales being visible at any one time is on the conservative side.
Members of the Sea Watch Foundation believe it could be a killer whale but could not clarify it 100% as it was not clear enough on the picture.
Killers In Eden is an investigation into a remarkable partnership between humans and marine life that some residents of the small ex-whaling village can remember, and that local Aborigines say was occurring long before white settlement.
In a nutshell: A thriller less about the Zodiac Killer than about the men fixated on finding him.
The most gripping story in A Killer Life is the making of Boys Don't Cry.
A Chicago killer was nearly four times more likely to be convicted in 1895 than his counterpart a quarter century later.
In addition, depression has been linked to immune function deficits, such as decreased natural killer cell activity, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Psychiatrists.
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Whale-watcher boats may be making so much noise that killer whales off the coast of Washington have to change their calls to communicate over the racket.
In Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination (Harvard), Karen Halttunen argues that 19th-century crime stories and murder literature didn't just report the details of these killings and executions.