shoot-'em-up

noun
\ˈshüt-əm-ˌəp \

Definition of shoot-'em-up 

: a movie, television show, or computer game with much shooting and bloodshed

First Known Use of shoot-'em-up

1947, in the meaning defined above

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shoot-'em-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shoot-'em-up

: a movie, television show, or video game that has a lot of killing with guns, bombs, etc.

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