head hunter(redirected from a head hunter)
1. Someone who recruits employees for a business or corporation. I'm not actively looking for a new job, but this head hunter for a big firm keeps calling me, so I might as well hear her pitch.
2. A member of a tribe who decapitates other people and preserves their heads as souvenirs. Be careful exploring that part of the rainforest—it's home to a tribe of head hunters!
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n. someone who recruits executives for employment. (Head means boss here.) The board of directors hired a headhunter to get a new manager.
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