hit man

noun
Updated on: 20 Jan 2018

Definition of hit man

1 : a professional assassin who works for a crime syndicate

Examples of hit man in a Sentence

  1. She hired a hit man to kill her ex-husband.

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First Known Use of hit man

1963


HIT MAN Defined for English Language Learners

hit man

noun

Definition of hit man for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is paid to kill someone


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