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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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murderessmur‧der‧ess /ˈmɜːdərɪs $ ˈmɜːr-/ noun [countable] old-fashioned  SCCKILLa woman who murders another person
Examples from the Corpus
murderessAnd, most awful of all, was Amy a murderess?I nearly became a murderess tonight.Any moment now, one burst of shooting would make Harriet Shakespeare childless and turn the Hare-woman into a murderess.The concluding song, Murder in the Market, brings a hilarious stanza sung falsetto when the murderess gives her defiant answer.The murderess is then adopted by the orphaned workers, who unsuspectingly tend her eggs and larvae.
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