hit list

noun

Definition of hit list

:a list of persons or programs to be opposed or eliminated; broadly :a list of those targeted for special attention or treatment

First Known Use of hit list

1972


HIT LIST Defined for English Language Learners

hit list

noun

Definition of hit list for English Language Learners

  • : a list of people, organizations, etc., that a person or group plans to oppose or eliminate


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