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hired gun

noun

Simple Definition of hired gun

  • : a person who is paid to kill someone

  • : a person who is hired to do a specific job and especially one that some people consider to be morally wrong

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hired gun

  1. :  an expert hired to do a specific and often ethically dubious job

Examples of hired gun in a sentence

  1. business executives and the hired guns they pay to polish their images



1971

First Known Use of hired gun

1971


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