bounty hunter


: one who tracks down and captures outlaws for whom a reward is offered
: one who hunts predatory animals for the reward offered

Examples of bounty hunter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, the bounty hunter’s starship—the microfighter—is a fan favorite. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 4 Apr. 2024 She had been chased by a bounty hunter and two deputies. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2024 Uber-athletic filmmaker David Leitch’s redo of that kitschy ‘80s series starring Lee Majors as a stuntman/bounty hunter earned raves in its South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) premiere earlier this month. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 19 Mar. 2024 Cho stars as June, a bounty hunter hired to find Aang. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 The bounty hunter remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, police said. Harry Harris, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2024 In The Mandalorian — the first live-action Star Wars television series to stream on Disney+ — Pascal appears as the titular character, a bounty hunter hired to retrieve an infant named Grogu (a.k.a. Ilana Gordon,, 11 July 2023 In the original series, Colt moonlighted as a bounty hunter, employing filmmaking tricks to capture his targets — a fun if contrived excuse for stunt driving and pyrotechnic sequences. Peter Debruge, Variety, 13 Mar. 2024 The series, starring Pedro Pascal as Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin, has been a hit, owing in no small part (because there are no small parts, just small little alien puppet actors) to the irresistibly cute Grogu, a.k.a. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 9 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of bounty hunter was in 1868

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“Bounty hunter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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