headhunter

[hed-huhn-ter]
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:
1850–55; head + hunter

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headhunter definition


  1. n.
    someone who recruits executives for employment. (Head means boss here.) : The board of directors hired a headhunter to get a new manager.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
When a headhunter contacted her about the job, she considered it an opportunity to try her hand at something new.
Headhunter's insights and techniques for job hunters at all levels.
There are some things a headhunter does not want to hear.
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