Definition of killer in English:


Line breaks: kill¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪlə


  • 2 informal A formidable, impressive or difficult thing: his new novel is a killer
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    • But I will say that it made me believe that a lame first novel can be followed by a killer second one.
    • Served with double cream, this is a killer in the best sense of the word.
    • ‘The new album is totally killer,’ she says. ‘The fans will dig it, and we'll attract a lot of new fans with it as well.’
  • 2.1A hilarious joke.
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    • Has he proven that he can rock style, presence and power with his raspy flow and long list of one-line killers?
    • The Guru has some killer lines and hilarious cameos, but none are strong enough to save the film from mediocrity.
  • 3Australian /NZ informal An animal that has been selected for slaughter.

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