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shootist

[shoo-tist] /ˈʃu tɪst/
noun
1.
a marksman with a pistol or rifle.
2.
a gunfighter, as in the Old West.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; shoot1 + -ist
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  • The last thing a shootist would do is deliberately take this drug to calm nerves.
Contemporary definitions for shootist
noun

a marksperson or gunfighter; a person who shoots a weapon

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Word Origin and History for shootist
n.

1864, from shoot (v.) + -ist.

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