a hired killer, especially a professional killer from the underworld.
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How to use hit man in a sentence
We spent days with drug traffickers and gunmen like Rafa, a hit man for the Sinaloa Cartel.U.S. policies created the border and drug crises—and can end them | jakemeth | September 24, 2020 | Fortune
Conservative hit man turned liberal media critic David Brock, spotted smoking an e-cigarette in the lobby.
Former Chicago hit man Frank Cullotta now makes an honest living leading tours of his old mob haunts in Las Vegas.Frank Cullotta, the Hitman Turned Vegas Tour Guide | John L. Smith | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But for a few nights a week, I become Xe BlackH20, a car thief and hit man trying to make it on the mean streets of Los Santos.
Then there's another kind of guy who looks and acts just like a regular hit man.
This is not exactly the performance of a professional hit man.
In flying they have the adroitness to shoot their arrows so very true that they scarcely ever fail to hit man or horse.Early Travels in Palestine | Arculf et al.
And gyf he ne dyrre, gylde hit thry gylde, swa hit man gewyrthe.Anglo-Saxon Literature | John Earle
Gif hwa gewerde ores monnes wingeard oe his ceras oe his landes awuht, gebete swa hit man geeahtige.The English Language | Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for hit man
slang a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters
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