hitwoman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hit +‎ woman, based on earlier hitman.

Noun[edit]

hitwoman (plural hitwomen)

  1. The female equivalent of a hitman; a female assassin.
    • 2007 March 11, Lola Ogunnaike, “At ‘The Agency,’ It Isn’t Pretty”, in New York Times[1]:
      On the show, the person who does most of the critiquing is Ms. Southwick, the delightfully acerbic hitwoman who has become the character to watch.