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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Fans have been quick to remind Netflix that a live-action series about a ragtag, imperfect crew of bounty hunters, flying around a wild sci-fi universe and set to a gorgeous, nylon-string score, already followed Cowboy Bebop's 26-episode run. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Netflix’s anime announcement frenzy, capped off by live-action Cowboy Bebop," 28 Nov. 2018 Or the magazines and papers who purchased these pictures and make bounty hunters out of photographers? Elise Taylor, Vogue, "George Clooney Defends Meghan Markle: “She’s Been Pursued and Vilified”," 12 Feb. 2019 Mary Mendez snapped some photos as her 5-year-old daughters posed with the Boba Fett-like bounty hunter. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Thousands of 'Star Wars' fans flock to annual May the Fourth festival," 6 May 2018 Prior to Solo’s release earlier this summer, word broke that Logan director James Mangold was developing a standalone film featuring the bounty hunter. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Jon Favreau’s live action Star Wars show will be called The Mandalorian," 4 Oct. 2018 The movie itself is based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga Gunnm, a cyberpunk story set in a dystopian future where Alita is an amnesiac bounty hunter who attempts to piece together her past. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Goes Cyberpunk in Her New Music Video," 24 Jan. 2019 Sharkey: Adapted from an upcoming comic, a film about a bounty hunter. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Netflix announces its first Mark Millar titles," 17 July 2018 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

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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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one that collects or salvages junk

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