gunslinger

[guhn-sling-er]

noun

Informal. gunfighter.
Slang. a person who acts in an aggressive and decisive manner, especially in business or politics, as an investor who takes large risks in seeking large, quick gains.

Nearby words

  1. gunrunning,
  2. guns,
  3. gunsel,
  4. gunship,
  5. gunshot,
  6. gunsmith,
  7. gunstock,
  8. gunstock deformity,
  9. gunstock stile,
  10. gunter

Origin of gunslinger

First recorded in 1950–55; gun1 + sling1 + -er1

Related formsgun·sling·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gunslinger

gunslinger

noun

slang a gunfighter or gunman, esp in the Old West
Derived Formsgunslinging, noun

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