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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A murderer, especially one who kills a political leader.

Usage examples (31)
  • The dictator's assassin was caught trying to escape.
  • The word assassin comes from the Arabic word hashhashshin, derived from the word for the drug hashish.
  • The angle of the mysterious assassin is intriguing.
  • Note: the word assassin comes from the word hashish. for more
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