Definition of shootist in English:


Syllabification: shoot·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞odəst


North American informal
A person who shoots, especially one skilled in shooting, as a marksman.
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  • 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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