Meaning of “headhunter” in the English Dictionary

"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)