bounty hunter

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of bounty hunter

1906

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Definition of bounty hunter for English Language Learners

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


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