Etymology
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slasher (n.)

1550s, "a bully, a fighter;" 1815, "weapon for slashing," agent noun from slash (v.). As "violent movie" by 1978.

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Definitions of slasher

slasher (n.)
someone who slashes another person;
slasher (n.)
a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing;
From wordnet.princeton.edu