homicide
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhɒmɪsaɪd/
  • (America) enPR hämʹə-sīd, IPA: /ˈhɑməsaɪd/, /ˈhoʊməsaɪd/
Noun

homicide

  1. (countable, uncountable, crime) The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.
  2. (countable) A person who kills another.
  3. (countable, US, police jargon) A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.
    • 1996, A J Holt, Watch Me :
      “She was a hippie kid. How hard would you work a case like that?”
      “As hard as anyone else,” said Goddard. There was an irritated note in his voice. “She was a homicide. She got what every homicide investigation gets.”
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