pothunter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pot +‎ hunter – in hunting sense, “for the (cooking) pot (to eat)”; in the archeology sense, “seeking old pots (to sell)”.

Noun[edit]

pothunter (plural pothunters)

  1. A person who hunts animals for food (for the pot) rather than as sport.
  2. (sports, by extension) A person who competes solely to win prizes.
  3. (archaeology) An amateur archaeologist, especially one who seeks artifacts to sell without regard to their cultural importance.

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