hit man


Definition of hit man

1 : a professional assassin who works for a crime syndicate

Examples of hit man in a Sentence

She hired a hit man to kill her ex-husband.
Recent Examples on the Web Hopper and Joyce make it to the control room with the self-destruct keys and are immediately met with Grigori (Andrey Ivchenko), the Russian hit man who’s been stalking them all season. Helena Andrews-dyer, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 Set in Northern Ireland, its plot involves a former IRA hit man, Sean Dillon, the subject of many of his earlier books, as well as an al-Qaeda terrorist leader, the White House, the CIA, the British government and several subplots. Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2022 Officers would mortally wound the alleged hit man in a firefight at his house, police said. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2022 Carlo Gaetano Orlando, the hit man allegedly sent by Esposito to kill Ms. Maresca’s husband, was jailed for 30 years. Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2022 Currently, Reeves is reprising his role as the titular hit man in John Wick: Chapter Four, which is shooting in Germany, France, and Japan. Jennifer Zhan, Vulture, 19 Oct. 2021 Santiago Feliciano, who traveled to New York to recruit the hit man, ultimately served about five years. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, 8 Mar. 2021 The hit man marketplace is like any other auction site. CBS News, 10 Apr. 2021 The hit man was the mob that attacked him and his fellow officers. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hit man

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jun 2022

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“Hit man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20man. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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