hit man

noun Slang.
a hired killer, especially a professional killer from the underworld.
hatchet man ( def 3 ).
Also, hitman.

1965–70, Americanism

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hit man
slang a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters

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hit man definition

  1. n.
    a hired killer. (Underworld.) : Sam was the perfect hit man. Hardly any brains or conscience.
  2. n.
    a man hired by a helpless addict to inject drugs. (Drugs. See also pinch hitter.) : Harry the Horse refuses to be a hit man. He says that's not what he does best.
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