Definitions

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  • n. A person who poisons something or someone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who poisons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who poisons or corrupts, or that which poisons or corrupts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who kills with poison

Etymologies

poison +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “It seems”—he struggled for breath—“it seems that you have been labelled a poisoner!”

    Exit the Actress

  • In any event, it's fortunate for W that if he was intentionally poisoned, the poisoner was as effective at his job as W was at HIS.

    Laura Bush alleges poisoning in new book

  • It is possible for me to imagine, in the face of certain undeniable signs, that the poisoner is a second man.

    The Name of the Rose

  • Magyar, Wendish, etc. Certain variants of the ballad bear the title of _The Croodlin Doo_, and the ‘handsome young man’ is changed for a child, and the poisoner is the child’s step-mother.

    Ballads of Romance and Chivalry Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - First Series

  • Oscar Wilde once said that "The fact of a man's being a poisoner is nothing against his poetry."

    John Galliano, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen -- poison and poetry

  • The genre reached its college-football apotheosis in the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, a Birmingham, Ala.,-based program perhaps best known for carrying the call-in confession of the Auburn tree poisoner earlier this year.

    The Game of the Century of the Week

  • The eponymous heroine, part femme fatale, part serial poisoner, stalks a young man named Gennaro through the cities of Italy.

    Lucrezia Borgia - review

  • And Kay, who is a well-poisoner by profession, renders the issue utterly toxic with his continual accusations and innuendos.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Crippled but by no means dead she sets out to wreak bloody vengeance upon him and his six henchmen, assisted by a gang of outcasts and misfits including a barbarian who wants to do the right thing, the nation's least reliable drunk, the nation's most treacherous poisoner, and a psychopath obsessed with numbers.

    INTERVIEW: 10 Questions with Joe Abercrombie

  • In an unprecedented "beat poisoner," he looks at how Mayor Adrian Fenty's "spectacularly dysfunctional" press operation has ill served him.

    DeMorning DeBonis: July 15, 2010

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