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

Origin of headhunter

First recorded in 1850–55; head + hunter
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Word Origin and History for head-hunter

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

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