Origin of shooter

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at shoot1 -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person or thing that shoots
slang a gun
cricket a ball that unexpectedly travels low on pitching
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Word Origin and History for shooter

Old English sceotere "one who shoots," agent noun from shoot (v.). As a type of gun from 1812; as a small alcoholic drink, 1971. Shootee is attested from 1837.

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