Definitions

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  • n. Items associated with a murderer, regarded as collectibles.

Etymologies

murder; modelled on words like automobilia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Like it or not, there's a small group of people out there that idolize serial killers," said Kahan, the Houston victims' advocate who coined the term "murderabilia" and amassed his own collection to aid his crusade against it.

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  • US Congress targets 'murderabilia' sales of criminal merchandise TWO US Senators unveiled legislation today to quash what they described as the growing market in "murderabilia" - trinkets and trophies tied to notorious violent crimes.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers like Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

  • Artwork and documents belonging to killers such as Ferrell - called "murderabilia" - have found a market thanks to online sellers and auctioneers.

    SplicedFeed

  • Two US Senators have unveiled legislation to quash the growing market in "murderabilia" - trinkets and trophies tied to notorious violent crimes.

    News24 Top Stories

  • But it's clear regardless that these so-called "murderabilia" auctions generate a lot of attention.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The Internet auction site pulled Peterson's listing for his 2007 Harley-Davidson, labeling the accused wife-killer's motorcycle "murderabilia" too offensive for them to peddle, said Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky.

    Drew Peterson 'Murderabilia': Motorcycle Pulled From eBay, Then Reinstated

  • The Internet auction site pulled Peterson's listing for his 2007 Harley-Davidson, labeling the accused wife-killer's motorcycle "murderabilia" too offensive for them to peddle, said Peterson's ...

    Drew Peterson 'Murderabilia': Motorcycle Pulled From eBay, Then Reinstated

  • Crime does not pay - unless you sell 'murderabilia'

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  • DETROIT — Online auction site eBay pulled a listing Monday for a van used by Dr. Jack Kevorkian to perform several assisted suicides, saying the sale of the van would violate the company's policy against the sale of "murderabilia."

    eBay: Kevorkian Death Van Violates 'Murderabilia' Policy

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  • ... eBaby categorized the items as “murderabilia.�?

    “We don’t allow items that are closely associated with individuals convicted of a violent felony to be listed on eBay,�? the e-mail said. “Such items can be deeply offensive to the families of victims.�?

    November 3, 2009

  • "While most of what the police say was taken from the Las Vegas hotel room was related to the sports careers of Mr. Simpson or other athletes, the three neckties that he is said to have worn during the 1995 trial fall into a category known as murderabilia, items made collectible by their association with a well-publicized crime."
    - The New York Times, October 1, 2007

    October 1, 2007

  • Like, a Jack the Ripper lunchbox?

    April 16, 2007

  • Memorabilia related to a murder or murderer.

    April 14, 2007