femicide

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fēm(ina) (woman) +‎ -icide, after homicide.

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Noun[edit]

femicide (plural femicides)

  1. The killing of a woman, now especially when motivated by misogyny. [from 19th c.]

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References[edit]

  • 2006 Random House Dictionary