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

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There have been rumors in recent weeks that the show would be about the warrior culture exemplified by bounty hunters like Jango and Boba Fett. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Jon Favreau’s live action Star Wars show will be called The Mandalorian," 4 Oct. 2018 An earlier version of this article incorrectly said LocationSmart provided subscriber information to bounty hunters. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "How Wireless Carriers Get Permission to Share Your Whereabouts," 15 July 2018 In the Star Wars expanded universe, Mandalorians are a feared, interstellar warrior people who frequently become mercenaries or bounty hunters. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Lucasfilm releases an image, title, and more for its live-action Star Wars series," 5 Oct. 2018 This fantasy novel tells the tale of a magical queen and a brutal bounty hunter who are all at once separated and bound together in deep ways. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "11 YA Books to Read Before Summer Ends," 7 Aug. 2018 What was fan-favorite bounty hunter Bossk doing before his first appearance on a Corellian-Built Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back? Dan Gvozden, The Hollywood Reporter, "74 'Star Wars' Questions 'Solo' Insisted on Answering," 1 June 2018 While not born on Mandalore, these famous bounty hunters wore Mandalorian armor, which is why the only official image from the show (very top) feels so very Fett-ian. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars "The Mandalorian"," 5 Oct. 2018 According to Harry Campbell of the Rideshare Guy Blog, scooter bounty hunters can net $20 to $30 an hour. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 Everyone’s favorite bounty hunter may be headed back to the big screen. Tracy Brown,, "Boba Fett movie reportedly in the works with 'Logan' director James Mangold," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of bounty hunter

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of bounty hunter was in 1906

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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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