Head-hunter Head"-hunt`er (h[e^]d"h[u^]nt`[~e]r), n. A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters. [1913 Webster]

2. A person whose profession is to find executives to fill open positions in corporations; an executive personnel recruiter; also, a company that performs a similar service. [PJC] -- {Head"-hunt`ing}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • head-hunter — 1853, from HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) + HUNTER (Cf. hunter). Employment sense attested from 1961 …   Etymology dictionary

  • head-hunter — /edˈanter, ingl. ˈhɛdˌhʌntə(r)/ [loc. ingl., propr. «cacciatore (hunter) di teste (al sing. head)»] s. m. e f. inv. (org. az.) cacciatore di teste …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • head-hunter — → cazatalentos …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Head hunter — Recruteur  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Headhunter.  Un recruteur ou head hunter ou encore chasseur de tête (les deux derniers étant communément employés dans un français parlé) est une personne chargée de recruter des personnes dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • head hunter — Synonyms and related words: Cain, apache, assassin, assassinator, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bravo, burker, butcher, button man, cannibal, cutthroat, desperado, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, garroter, gorilla, gun, gunman, gunsel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • head-hunter — see headhunter …   English dictionary

  • head hunter — person who recruits executives for businesses; person from a primitive tribe who collects the heads of enemies he has killed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • head-hunter — noun (C) 1 someone who finds people with the right skills and experience to do a particular job, and persuades them to leave their present jobs 2 a member of a tribe of people who cut off and keep the heads of their enemies headhunt verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • head hunter — See employment agency …   Big dictionary of business and management

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