[trig-er-muh n, -man]
- a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
- a bodyguard, especially of a gangster.
Origin of triggerman
Also called trigger.
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Related Words for triggermanexecutioner, homicide, manslayer, assassin, killer, butcher, murderess, slayer, soldier, cutthroat, criminal, perpetrator, enforcer, hit-and-run
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Contemporary Examples of triggerman
Moschella said while detectives do not believe Simon was the triggerman, he did coordinate the shooting.Dial 911 For a Murder Charge
May 23, 2013
- a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person
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