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 The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as a bounty hunter who becomes embroiled with Grogu, a young charge of the alien race that also counts Yoda as a member. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2022 In the series — set before A New Hope — Boba is actually a teenage bounty hunter tracking down Mace Windu. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 22 Dec. 2021 Her character is a bounty hunter and club owner striving to survive in Steel Harbor, the one free city in the wake of the second Civil War. Skyler Caruso,, 2 Feb. 2022 But viewers will likely have a common question: who the hell is this blue bounty hunter? Evan Romano, Men's Health, 2 Feb. 2022 Now without Grogu, The Mandalorian is back to being a regular old bounty hunter. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Fans will be transported to Tatooine as Temuera Morrison's titular bounty hunter and mercenary Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) navigate the galactic underworld. Ew Staff,, 29 Dec. 2021 However, Indie's mom is a bounty hunter who has started an investigation on Harry and will use the full power of her profession to prove Harry is nothing more than a criminal. Ally Mauch,, 3 Dec. 2021 Boba Fett take on the Pyke Syndicate—that this blue bounty hunter walks into Mos Pelgo (now called Freetown) and offers Cobb some money to remain inactive and impartial. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bounty hunter

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Bounty hunter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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