Definition of femicide in English:

femicide

Pronunciation /ˈfeməˌsīd/ /ˈfɛməˌsaɪd/

noun

  • The killing of a woman or girl, in particular by a man and on account of her gender.

    ‘we are very concerned with the high level of femicide in our country’
    count noun ‘they put pressure on the police to end the femicides’

Origin

Early 19th century from Latin femina ‘woman’ + -cide, after homicide, originally in simple sense ‘the killing of a woman’.

Pronunciation

femicide

/ˈfeməˌsīd/ /ˈfɛməˌsaɪd/