- a person who engages in headhunting.
- a personnel recruiter for a corporation or executive recruitment agency.
- an executive recruitment agency.
Origin of headhunter
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Examples from the Web for head-hunter
The antlers were in the velvet and not to the head-hunter's purpose.John Ermine of the Yellowstone
In one hand he bore the long war spear of the head-hunter he had slain.The Mucker
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Knowing him as I did, I could do nothing but hope that the Head-hunter would be swiftly captured and the case brought to a finish.The Homicidal Diary
He's a head-hunter—buys heads—fresh 'uns by preference, an' smokes an' cures 'em hisself, and sells 'em to the museums in Europe.The Call Of The South
I'm afraid it will get on my nerves, to be continually looking behind a rock, or a tree, for a head-hunter.
Word Origin and History for head-hunter
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