[hed-huhn-ter] /ˈhɛdˌhʌn tər/

a person who engages in headhunting.
a personnel recruiter for a corporation or executive recruitment agency.
an executive recruitment agency.

1853, from head (n.) + hunter. Employment sense attested from 1961.


A person or agency that seeks out and recruits employees, esp business executives and highly paid professionals, as candidates for usually high-paying or prestigious jobs: Headhunters head for Washington as a capital place to find executives (mid-1960s+)


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