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headhunter

[ hed-huhn-ter ]
/ ˈhɛdˌhʌn tər /
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noun

a person who engages in headhunting.
a personnel recruiter for a corporation or executive recruitment agency.
an executive recruitment agency.

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Origin of headhunter

First recorded in 1850–55; head + hunter
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n.

1853, from head (n.) + hunter. Employment sense attested from 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper