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.

Origin of gunslinger

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

Related forms

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

gunslinging, noun
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