bounty hunter


Definition of bounty hunter

1 : one who tracks down and captures outlaws for whom a reward is offered
2 : one who hunts predatory animals for the reward offered

Examples of bounty hunter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Originally hired to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, a bounty hunter soon finds himself on the run for his life. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘Gandhi’; ‘Forrest Gump’ and more," 26 Feb. 2021 Along the way, she is pursued by a bounty hunter harboring a grudge, as the only slave ever to evade him was Cora’s mother. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, "See Trailer for Director Barry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’ Series," 25 Feb. 2021 Edith Brown rolled her eyes heavenward as her husband, Columbus Brown, pulled out his wallet to flash his bounty hunter's badge. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Pharmacies step up to help get shots into arms," 7 Feb. 2021 Bed, Bath & Beyond has Mandalorian items such as blankets and bedding, pint glasses to decal sets such as a giant mural of the bounty hunter for $22.99. oregonlive, "Shut out from Columbia Sportswear’s Mandalorian-inspired Star Wars outerwear collection? Here’s more Mando merch," 4 Dec. 2020 The popular online action game kicked off its fifth season Wednesday, called Zero Point, which will feature a host of new skins and gear including the infamous bounty hunter from the Star Wars TV series on Disney+. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "The new season of 'Fortnite' introduces The Mandalorian," 3 Dec. 2020 The Oscar winner plays a bounty hunter assigned to bring back Grodin’s embezzling accountant, who stole money from the Chicago mob. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on HBO Max," 1 Feb. 2021 In this Netflix comedy series, teenage twin sisters team up with a veteran bounty hunter to take down criminals in their Southern town. NBC News, "20 LGBTQ-inclusive shows and films we binged in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 The Oscar winner plays a bounty hunter assigned to bring back Grodin’s embezzling accountant, who stole money from the Chicago mob. Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture, "The 50 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of bounty hunter

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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6 Mar 2021

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“Bounty hunter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bounty hunter

: someone who catches criminals who have not been caught by the police in exchange for a reward

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