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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem-uh-sahyd]
    • /ˈfɛm əˌsaɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fem-uh-sahyd]
    • /ˈfɛm əˌsaɪd/

Definitions of femicide word

  • noun femicide 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. 1
  • noun femicide the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic group by an invading army. Compare genocide. 1
  • noun femicide a person who kills a woman: In certain countries, femicides appear to act with impunity. 1
  • noun femicide The killing of a woman, now especially when motivated by misogyny. (from 19th c.). 1
  • noun femicide the killing of females because of their gender 0

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Origin of femicide

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; feme + -i- + -cide

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Parts of speech for Femicide


femicide popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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femicide usage trend in Literature

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