hitman etymology

English word hitman comes from English -man, English hit

Detailed word origin of hitman

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.
hit English (eng) Designating of a popular song. (dialectal) It. (Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.. (baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.. (colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.. (computing, Internet) The result of a search of a computer system or of a search [...]
hitman English (eng) (soccer) goalscorer, someone who scores goals.. A contract killer; especially one paid by mafia.

Words with the same origin as hitman

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