Etymology
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gunman (n.)

1620s, from gun (n.) + man (n.). In early American English use, especially of Indian warriors.

updated on October 02, 2012

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Definitions of gunman from WordNet

gunman (n.)
a professional killer who uses a gun;
Synonyms: gunslinger / hired gun / gun / gun for hire / triggerman / hit man / hitman / torpedo / shooter
gunman (n.)
a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability);
Synonyms: gun
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