|part of speech:
||(informal) a person hired by another to commit murder.
He was valued by the mob as a hatchet man.
- similar words:
||a person assigned to carry out a disagreeable or unscrupulous task for a superior.
I was fired by the boss's hatchet man.Their hatchet man falsified the record.
||a writer or critic who maliciously attacks people to destroy their reputations.