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headhunt

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verb head·hunt \ˈhed-ˌhənt\

Definition of headhunt

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to recruit (personnel and especially executives) for top-level jobs

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to recruit personnel for top-level jobs



1969

First Known Use of headhunt

1969


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