head-hunting

noun head-hunt·ing \ ˈhed-ˌhən-tiŋ \

Definition of head-hunting

1 :the act or custom of seeking out, decapitating, and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies
2 :a seeking to deprive usually political enemies of position or influence

First Known Use of head-hunting

1853


HEAD-HUNTING Defined for English Language Learners

head-hunting

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Definition of head-hunting for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of finding people who are suited for a particular job


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