[guhn-sling-er] /ˈgʌnˌslɪŋ ər/

Informal. .
Slang. a person who acts in an aggressive and decisive manner, especially in business or politics, as an investor who takes large risks in seeking large, quick gains.
(slang) a gunfighter or gunman, esp in the Old West



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