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 Here are 10 thoughts on bounty hunters and the Badgers, the Star Wars opinions gleaned from watching, the Wisconsin opinions gleaned from not watching. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Instead of Wisconsin football film, I watched ‘The Mandalorian’ to prepare for the Big Ten Championship Game," 5 Dec. 2019 Wearing a costume reminiscent of the hallowed character Boba Fett (another bounty hunter from the planet Mandalore), the Mandalorian travels the galaxy looking for fugitives and lowlifes, hauling them in for justice and a paltry sum. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Mandalorian Is a Flashy but Flimsy Star Wars Story," 12 Nov. 2019 Roy, a four-time felon turned former bounty hunter and minister with a college degree in criminal justice from Concordia College, operates Victims & Offenders Recovery Community College. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Helping others heal and forgive is now this retiree’s full-time gig," 12 Oct. 2019 Five bounty hunters and bondsmen who were facing kidnapping and other charges in connection with the killing of a Tennessee father have been found not guilty, according to a report. Fox News, "Bounty hunters, bondsmen found not guilty in shooting death of Tennessee father: report," 3 Aug. 2019 What life is there for a bounty hunter in such an era? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The Mandalorian’s first episode is a no-brainer reason to pay for Disney+," 12 Nov. 2019 The Mandalorian stars Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal as a bounty hunter who hails from the planet Mandalor. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "How The Mandalorian Fits Into the Larger Star Wars Timeline," 12 Nov. 2019 The first-ever live-action Star Wars series is from director Jon Favreau (The Lion King) and stars Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as a bounty hunter in the Outer Rim territories after the fall of the Empire. James Hibberd,, "The Mandalorian first reactions from critics: 'Awesome, amazing...'," 21 Oct. 2019 In Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, George Lucas establishes that Boba Fett is a clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Explaining the Difference Between the Mandalorian and Bobba Fett," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bounty hunter

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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9 Dec 2019

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“Bounty hunter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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