Simple Definition of hatchet man
: a person whose job is to do harsh and unpleasant things that other people do not want to do
Full Definition of hatchet man
1 : one hired for murder, coercion, or attack
2 a : a writer specializing in invective b : a person hired to perform underhanded or unscrupulous tasks (as ruin reputations)
Examples of hatchet man in a sentence
She doesn't criticize her opponent's character directly. She has her hatchet men in the media do it for her.
He was fired by his boss's hatchet man.
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