Definition of bounty hunting in English:

bounty hunting


  • 1[mass noun] The activity or practice of pursuing criminals or fugitives for whom a reward is offered, especially as a profession:

    ‘collecting relevant information about the person you are after and reducing it to actionable intelligence is the essence of bounty hunting’
    [as modifier] ‘the bounty-hunting business’
    • ‘She was a fashion model before turning to bounty hunting as a profession.’
    • ‘Because bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, prosecutors there charged the three with kidnapping and asked US authorities to arrest them.’
    • ‘Hell-bent on avenging his brother's murder, the sheriff takes the law into his own hands with the help of a bounty hunting duo.’
    • ‘There are states that are making the practice of bail recovery or of bounty hunting illegal.’
    • ‘The bounty hunting system will allow those hunting said bad guy many different methods to find him.’
    1. 1.1 The activity or practice of hunting wild animals in order to collect a reward offered for killing them:
      ‘bounty hunting virtually wiped out cougar populations in the Midwest’