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triggerman

[ trig-er-muhn, -man ]
/ ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmæn /
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noun, plural trig·ger·men [trig-er-muhn, -men]. /ˈtrɪg ər mən, -ˌmɛn/. Informal.
a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
a bodyguard, especially of a gangster.
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Also called trigger.

Origin of triggerman

First recorded in 1920–25; trigger + man
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British Dictionary definitions for triggerman

triggerman
/ (ˈtrɪɡəˌmæn) /

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