[fem-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɛm əˌsaɪd/

the act of killing a woman, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise:
The rate of femicide where there is drug trafficking is far greater than it is elsewhere.
the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic group by an invading army.
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a person who kills a woman:
In certain countries, femicides appear to act with impunity.

the killing of a female; one who kills a female
Word Origin

femi- ‘female’


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