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  1. a person who hunts for food or profit, ignoring the rules of sport.
  2. a person who takes part in contests merely to win prizes.
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Origin of pothunter

First recorded in 1585–95; pot1 + hunter
Related formspot·hunt·ing, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Pothunter told the story of the man who met the widow on the train.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry

  • The state of Minnesota has some excellent laws to prevent the destruction of game animals by the pothunter.

British Dictionary definitions for pothunter


  1. a person who hunts for food or for profit without regard to the rules of sport
  2. informal a person who enters competitions for the sole purpose of winning prizes
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Derived Formspothunting, noun, adjective
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