killing etymology

English word killing comes from English landlubber, English kill

Detailed word origin of killing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
kill English (eng) A kiln. (computing, Internet, IRC, transitive) To disconnect (a user) involuntarily from the network.. (figuratively, informal, hyperbole, transitive) To punish severely.. (intransitive, informal) To produce intense pain.. (mathematics, transitive, idiomatic, informal) To cause to assume the value zero.. (transitive) To force a company out of business.. (transitive) To put to death; to [...]
killing English (eng) (informal, usually, as make a killing) A large amount of money.. An instance of someone being killed. Devastatingly attractive.. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal.. That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny.

Words with the same origin as killing

Descendants of landlubber