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triggerman

[ trig-er-muh n, -man ]
/ ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmæn /
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noun, plural trig·ger·men [trig-er-muh n, -men] /ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmɛn/. Informal.

a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
a bodyguard, especially of a gangster.

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RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

trigger word, trigger zone, trigger-happy, triggered activity, triggerfish, triggerman, triglyceride, triglyph, trigo, trigon, trigon.

Origin of triggerman

First recorded in 1920–25; trigger + man1
Also called trigger.
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British Dictionary definitions for trigger man

triggerman

/ (ˈtrɪɡəˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person
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