gunslinger

[ guhn-sling-er ]
/ ˈgʌnˌslɪŋ ər /

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.

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Origin of gunslinger

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

OTHER WORDS FROM gunslinger

gun·sling·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gunslinger

gunslinger
/ (ˈɡʌnˌslɪŋə) /

noun

slang a gunfighter or gunman, esp in the Old West

Derived forms of gunslinger

gunslinging, noun
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