gunman

[ guhn-muh n ]
/ ˈgʌn mən /

noun, plural gun·men.

a person armed with or expert in the use of a gun, especially one ready to use a gun unlawfully.
a person who makes guns.

Origin of gunman

First recorded in 1615–25; gun1 + -man
Related formsgun·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gunman

gunman

/ (ˈɡʌnmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who is armed with a gun, esp unlawfully
a man who is skilled with a gun
US a person who makes, repairs, or has expert knowledge of guns
Derived Formsgunmanship, noun
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Word Origin and History for gunman

gunman


n.

1620s, from gun (n.) + man (n.). In early American English use, especially of Indian warriors.

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