Definition of manhunter in English:

manhunter

noun

  • 1A person who hunts people down, as (now chiefly historical) a slave-dealer, brigand, cannibal, etc.

  • 2Originally US. A woman who seeks to become acquainted with men, especially for sexual purposes or with a view to marriage.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Eden (c1520–1576), translator. From man + hunter.

Pronunciation

manhunter

/ˈmanˌhʌntə/