a hired killer, especially a professional killer from the underworld.
(slang) a hired assassin, esp one employed by gangsters
“hired assassin,” 1970, from hit (n.) in the underworld sense + man (n.).
An assassin, esp a professional killer; hired gun, mechanic: Like every professional hit man I’ve ever known, I’ve always used a gun/ A State Police detective, posing as a hired killer ”flown in as a hit man” (1970+)
noun, Slang. 1. a list of persons singled out as targets for murder. 2. a list of people or programs to be acted against or disposed of. noun (informal) 1. a list of people to be murdered: a terrorist hit list 2. a list of targets to be eliminated in some way: a hit list […]
[hit] /hɪt/ verb (used with object), hit, hitting. 1. to deal a blow or stroke to: Hit the nail with the hammer. 2. to come against with an impact or collision, as a missile, a flying fragment, a falling body, or the like: The car hit the tree. 3. to reach with a missile, a […]
[hit-luh-rahyt] /ˈhɪt ləˌraɪt/ noun 1. an advocate or a follower of Hitlerism. adjective 2. of or relating to or Hitlerism.
1. Latin hoc loco situs (laid in this place) 2. holograph letter signed