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triggerman

[trig-er-muh n, -man] /ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural triggermen
[trig-er-muh n, -men] /ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA).
Informal.
1.
a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
2.
a bodyguard, especially of a gangster.
Also called trigger.
Origin of triggerman
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; trigger + man1
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triggerman

/ˈtrɪɡəˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person
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