hatchet man

Definition of hatchet man

n.1.A person hired to murder or physically attack another; a hit man.
2.A person who deliberately tries to ruin the reputation of another, often unscrupulously, by slander or other malicious communication, often with a political motive, and sometimes for pay.

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