gunman etymology

English word gunman comes from English -man, English gun

Detailed word origin of gunman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
gun English (eng) (with “down”) To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.. To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.. To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.. To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.. To speed something up. (cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.. (colloquial, metonym) A person who carries or [...]
gunman English (eng) A criminal armed with a gun, especially a professional killer.

Words with the same origin as gunman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman