hit man


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hit man

or hit·man  (hĭt′măn′)
n. Slang
1. A hired murderer, especially one who is in the pay of a crime syndicate.
2. A hatchet man.

hit man

or

hitman

n
slang a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters

hit′ man`

or hit′man`,


n.
1. a hired killer, esp. a professional killer from the underworld.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hit man - a professional killer who uses a gunhit man - a professional killer who uses a gun
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
Translations

hit man

n (fam) → sicario, killer m inv
References in classic literature ?
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