1. an intensive search for a criminal, suspect, escaped convict, etc., as by law enforcement agencies.
  2. an intensive search for any person.

Origin of manhunt

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; man1 + hunt
Related formsman hunter, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for manhunter


  1. an organized search, usually by police, for a wanted man or fugitive
Derived Formsmanhunter, noun
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