Predator Definition

prĕdə-tər, -tôr
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noun
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A predatory person or animal.
Webster's New World
A person or group that robs, victimizes, or exploits others for gain.
American Heritage

Someone who attacks and plunders for gain.

Wiktionary
A sexual predator.
The woman was jailed after the judge called her a predator.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
marauderpiranhavulturepredatory animal

Other Word Forms of Predator

Noun

Singular:
predator
Plural:
predators

Origin of Predator

  • From Latin praedātor, from praedor (“loot, pillage"), from praeda (“booty, spoils, prey").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin praedātor pillager from praedārī to plunder predatory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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