femicide

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From Latin fēm(ina) (woman) +‎ -icide, by analogy with homicide.

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femicide (countable and uncountable, plural femicides)

  1. The killing of a woman because of their gender, especially when motivated by misogyny. [from 19th c.]
    • 2020 March 7, Tom Phillips, “'This is our feminist spring': millions of Mexican women prepare to strike over femicides”, in The Guardian[1]:
      But when Mexican feminists hit the streets on Valentine’s Day to denounce their country’s worsening femicide crisis, she saw a chance to ensure her mother’s life and death were remembered.

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femicide f (plural femicides, diminutive femicidetje n)

  1. femicide
    Synonyms: vrouwenmoord, feminicide, gynocide