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sweeney todd


Definitions from WordNet

Noun sweeney todd has 1 sense
  1. Todd, Sweeney Todd - fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    --1 is a kind of fictional character, fictitious character, character

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Sweeney Todd


Sweeney Todd is a fictional character popularized in British Victorian literature and later adapted into various forms of media. He is depicted as a notorious barber who also happens to be a serial killer.

Senses and Usages:

Sense 1:

Noun (Proper)

A character from Victorian literature and folklore who is known for his dual role as a barber and a serial killer.

Sample Sentence: The tale of Sweeney Todd has been adapted into a successful Broadway musical.

Sense 2:

Noun (Informal)

Refers to a person who is skilled or talented in a certain profession or activity.

Sample Sentence: John is a true Sweeney Todd when it comes to playing the guitar.

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