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headhunternoun [C]

uk   /ˈhedˌhʌn.tər/  us   /ˈhedˌhʌn.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of headhunter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"headhunter" in American English

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headhunternoun [C]

 us   /ˈhedˌhʌn·tər/
a person whose job is to find people qualified for and willing to take very important jobs: She was contacted by a headhunter and invited to apply for the position.
(Definition of headhunter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"headhunter" in Business English

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headhunternoun [C]

uk   /ˈhedˌhʌntər/  us   /-ṱɚ/
HR a person who is hired by a company to find someone who has the qualifications for an important job and is willing to leave their present job: He was approached by a headhunter who was looking for a chief executive for a start-up company. a corporate/top/leading headhunter
(Definition of headhunter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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