American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of killing one's mother.
- n. One who kills one's mother.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who kills his or her mother.
- n. The killing or murder of one's mother.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The murder of a mother by her son or daughter.
- n. One who murders one's own mother.
- n. a person who murders their mother
- n. the murder of your mother
- matri- + -cide. (Wiktionary)
“But thou shalt not be called the matricide, when thou hast slain her, but dropping this name thou shalt arrive at better things, being styled the slayer of the havoc-dealing”
“While we have endured patri/matricide, systematic rape and other atrocities for years.”
“It is a key significance of the play, I think, that we have this prefigura of a monstrum that does not come to pass -- or not quite the way we expect it to -- in so far as the text is wrought with the undercurrents of Hamlet's potential matricide of Gertrude.”
“He must not bring about the monstrum of matricide.”
“From matricide to patricide, as boring turncoat alien Ryan sneaks back on the ship to fetch his rapidly maturing hybrid daughter Amy, but is instead killed presumably when Amy wraps her own tail around dad's neck, revealing her allegiance to surrogate mommy Anna.”
“Strauss leapt into an acid vat of bad taste in his earlier works, embracing necrophilia and incest in Salome, matricide in Elektra.”
“So she got elected (with economic threats and promises of free Jonas Brothers tickets to the entire United States) and passed a matricide law to kill her mother.”
“Halloween brought pure evil into our safe, suburban homes and Night put tons of taboos on the screen (necrophilia, patricide, matricide, racism, heresy, government corruption, etc) in a way that made the film haunting in a subconscious way.”
“What a great idea for a book this is—what a record of filial loathing, sexual scheming, parental neglect, suicide, fratricide, matricide, patricide, infanticide, incest, and abuse . . .”
“Gaia, the Earth, is our mother and we are engaging in matricide against her.”
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Suicide, infanticide, fraticide, you name it.
of killing or a killer
aborticide to weedicide
A poor pathetic thing, but mine own.
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Words ending in "cide"
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