Definition of headhunting in English:

headhunting

noun

mass noun
  • 1The practice among some peoples of collecting the heads of dead enemies as trophies.

    ‘a tribal tradition of headhunting’
  • 2The activity of identifying and approaching suitable people employed elsewhere to fill business positions.

    ‘the company had a policy against headhunting’
    as modifier ‘a headhunting firm’

Pronunciation

headhunting

/ˈhɛdhʌntɪŋ/