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bounty hunter

Syllabification: boun·ty hunt·er

Definition of bounty hunter in English:

noun

One who pursues a criminal or seeks an achievement for the sake of the reward.
Example sentences
  • The blonde girl surmised that the boy was either playing the part of a soldier or a bounty hunter, but most likely the latter.
  • A bounty hunter hunts down criminals and brings them in for justice, then takes the reward.
  • She was a very well known slave trader, and a profitable bounty hunter.

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