Definition of shootist in English:

shootist

noun

North American
informal
  • A person who shoots, especially one skilled in shooting, as a marksman.

    • ‘The unimpeachable morality and impeccable conduct of the shootist who never killed anyone still captures imaginations today.’
    • ‘Knowledgeable shootists realize the value of a large-frame revolver and have mourned the loss of this full figured six-gun ever since.’
    • ‘One of their sponsors is a store catering to shootists, and the ad offers ‘machine gun rentals.’’
    • ‘In many respects the modern shootist has many things in common with the brush popper of the past.’
    • ‘It began with an aluminum alloy frame, barrel shroud and yoke, which is a remarkable feat of engineering skill, but knowledgeable shootists have been expecting something like this for years.’
    armed robber, hold-up man, bandit, gangster, terrorist, gunfighter
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from shoot + -ist.

Pronunciation

shootist

/ˈSHo͞odəst//ˈʃudəst/