trigger-men

triggerman

[trig-er-muhn, -man]
noun, plural triggermen [trig-er-muhn, -men] . Informal.
1.
a gangster who specializes in gunning people down.
2.
a bodyguard, especially of a gangster.
Also called trigger.


Origin:
1920–25; trigger + man1

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triggerman (ˈtrɪɡəˌmæn)
 
n , pl -men
a person, esp a criminal, who shoots another person

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