gunfighter

[ guhn-fahy-ter ]
/ ˈgʌnˌfaɪ tər /
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noun

a person highly skilled in the use of a gun and a veteran of many gunfights, especially one living during the frontier days of the American West.

Nearby words

  1. gunboat diplomacy,
  2. guncotton,
  3. gunda,
  4. gundi,
  5. gunfight,
  6. gunfire,
  7. gunflint,
  8. gung ho,
  9. gung-ho,
  10. gunge

Origin of gunfighter

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; gun1 + fighter

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