axe murderer

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From axe-murder +‎ -er or axe +‎ murderer. It may possibly have entered the lexicon after the axe murders of Villisca, Iowa which happened in 1912. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.


axe murderer (plural axe murderers)

  1. Agent noun of axe murder: one who axe murders; one who murders using an axe.
  2. (figuratively) Any incredibly dangerous person.