assassinatrix

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

assassin + -rix, on the pattern of assassinator

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

assassinatrix (plural assassinatrices)

  1. (rare) A specifically female assassin; compare assassinator.
    • 1881: Leonard A. Montefiore, Essays and Letters Contributed to Various Periodicals Between September 1877 and August 1879, Together with Some Unpublished Fragments, page xlvi
      The young Socialists had glorified Vera Sassoulitsch, the Russian would-be assassinatrix.

SynonymsEdit

  • (female assassin): assassinatress
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