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[trig-er-muh n, -man]
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noun, plural trig·ger·men [trig-er-muh n, -men] /ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmɛn/. Informal.
  1. a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
  2. a bodyguard, especially of a gangster.
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Origin of triggerman

First recorded in 1920–25; trigger + man1
Also called trigger.
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Related Words for trigger man

gunman, assassin, murderer, sniper, gun, rodman, torpedo, butcher, executioner, killer, marksman, triggerman, markswoman, rifleman, shooter

British Dictionary definitions for trigger man


noun plural -men
  1. a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person
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