headhunter

[ hed-huhn-ter ]
/ ˈhɛdˌhʌn tər /

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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