uxoricide [uhk-sawr-uh-sahyd, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-] Word Origin noun
- the act of murdering one’s wife.
- a man who murders his wife.
Origin of uxoricide 1855–60; Latin ūxor wife ++ Related formsux·o·ri·cid·al, adjective British Dictionary definitions for uxoricide uxoricide noun
- the act of killing one’s wife
- a man who kills his wife
Derived Formsuxoricidal, adjectiveWord Origin for uxoricide C19: from Latin uxor wife + -cide Word Origin and History for uxoricide n.
1854, “the murder of one’s wife;” 1860, “one who kills his wife,” from Latin uxor “wife” (see) + . Related: Uxoricidal.