Someone who speaks or acts rashly, recklessly, or bluntly, without consideration of potential consequences. An allusion to firing a handgun immediately upon drawing it from its holster without taking time to aim. The country's prime minister has gained a reputation as a hip-shooter, issuing executive orders without consulting members of parliament. The boss tends to be a hip-shooter, so don't take what he says too personally.
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n. someone who talks without thinking; someone who speaks very frankly. (see also shoot from the hip.) He’s just a loudmouthed hip-shooter. Pay no attention.
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