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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of head-hunting was in 1853

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head-hunting

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English Language Learners Definition of head-hunting

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

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