- a hired killer, especially a professional killer from the underworld.
- hatchet man(def 3).
Origin of hit man
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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Related Words for hit mangunman, assassin, murderer, sniper, butcher, executioner, killer, marksman, triggerman, markswoman, rifleman, shooter
- slang a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters
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