An example of an assassin is James Earl Ray, who killed Martin Luther King Jr.
An example of an assassin is a person who is hired by the mafia to kill their enemies.
A journalist who is a well-known character assassin.
Origin of assassin
- French from Medieval Latin assassīnus from Arabic ḥaššāšīn pl. of ḥaššāš hashish user from ḥašīš hashish hashish
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition