One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Eden (c1520–1576), translator. From man + hunter.
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