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headhunter

[hed-huhn-ter] /ˈhɛdˌhʌn tər/
noun
1.
a person who engages in headhunting.
2.
a personnel recruiter for a corporation or executive recruitment agency.
3.
an executive recruitment agency.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; head + hunter
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Word Origin and History for head-hunter
n.

1853, from head (n.) + hunter. Employment sense attested from 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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headhunter

noun

A person or agency that seeks out and recruits employees, esp business executives and highly paid professionals, as candidates for usually high-paying or prestigious jobs: Headhunters head for Washington as a capital place to find executives (mid-1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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