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hit man

or hitman

noun, Slang.
a hired killer, especially a professional killer from the underworld.
hatchet man (def 3).
Origin of hit man
An Americanism dating back to 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In flying they have the adroitness to shoot their arrows so very true that they scarcely ever fail to hit man or horse.

British Dictionary definitions for hit man

hit man

(slang) a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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hit man

noun phrase

An assassin, esp a professional killer; hired gun, mechanic: Like every professional hit man I've ever known, I've always used a gun/ A State Police detective, posing as a hired killer ''flown in as a hit man'' (1970+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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