Definition of shootist in English:


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North American informal
  • A person who shoots, especially a marksman.
    More example sentences
    • One of their sponsors is a store catering to shootists, and the ad offers ‘machine gun rentals.’
    • It began with an aluminum alloy frame, barrel shroud and yoke, which is a remarkable feat of engineering skill, but knowledgeable shootists have been expecting something like this for years.
    • Knowledgeable shootists realize the value of a large-frame revolver and have mourned the loss of this full figured six-gun ever since.


mid 19th century: from shoot + -ist.

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