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  1. Informal. gunfighter.
  2. 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.

Origin of gunslinger

First recorded in 1950–55; gun1 + sling1 + -er1
Related formsgun·sling·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for gunslinger


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