assassinatrix

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Etymology[edit]

assassin + -rix, on the pattern of assassinator

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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Essays and Letters Contributed to Various Periodicals Between September 1877 and August 1879, Together with Some Unpublished Fragments, page xlvi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.

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