Synonyms for killer
- hit person
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KILLER
And that minute he turned me from a scared kid into an outlaw—a killer.
In this nice, well-ordered age I'm a killer and everybody knows it.
He had come from Trinidad, Colorado, and brought with him the reputation of a killer.
What do you reckon a killer like Overstreet cares for the law?
Lad, even a kid like you could be a killer with that six-gun.
Am I a killer, too, that I should strike a young and beautiful girl.
Sometime in his career this buzzard was the killer for some liquor gang.
No man could have stood in front of that killer and pulled a trigger.
In this world the killer can command, as his fetich, the soul of the killed.
That Ollinger was a killer had been proved beyond the possibility of a doubt.
late 15c., agent noun from kill (v.). But a surname, Ric[hard] Le Kyller is attested from 1288. Figurative use from 1550s. Meaning "impressive person or thing" is by 1900 (as an adjective, 1979); reduplicated form killer-diller attested by 1938. Killer whale is from 1725; killer instinct is attested from 1931, originally in boxing.