Pronunciation: (blud'bath", -bäth"),[key] —n., —pl.-bathsPronunciation: (-ba&thslash;z", -bä&thslash;z", -baths", -bäths").[key] 1. a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
2. Informal.a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market. 3. a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees. Also,blood' bath".