from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The custom of cutting off and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies.
  • n. Slang The process of attempting to remove influence and power from enemies, especially political enemies.
  • n. Informal The business of recruiting personnel, especially executive personnel, as for a corporation.
  • n. Informal The act or an instance of such recruiting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of headhunt.
  • n. The cutting-off and preservation of the heads of one's enemies
  • n. The active recruitment of executive or talented personnel


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