triggerman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From trigger +‎ man.

Noun[edit]

triggerman (plural triggermen)

  1. (US slang) A hired gunman; a bodyguard.
    • 2007 August 31, Ralph Blumenthal, “Governor Commutes Sentence in Texas”, New York Times:
      Mr. Perry raised doubts about the law that allowed Mr. Foster and the triggerman to be tried together and urged the Legislature to re-examine the issue.

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