anti-hunter

noun

an·​ti-hunt·​er ˌan-tē-ˈhən-tər How to pronounce anti-hunter (audio)
ˌan-tī-
plural anti-hunters
: someone who opposes hunting
Anti-hunters will continue to actively oppose sport hunting, but especially trophy hunting.Mike Lapinski et al.

Examples of anti-hunter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The real minority opinion is that of devout anti-hunters. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 20 Mar. 2024 Some defenders of regulated hunting worry the state’s Parks and Wildlife Commission could be trying to appease anti-hunters and the non-hunting public while ignoring the science that has traditionally guided wildlife management decisions in Colorado and elsewhere. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 17 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-hunter was in 1838

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“Anti-hunter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-hunter. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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