1. (US, also gun-slammer) a gunman, esp. in the (fictional) ‘Wild West’; thus gun-slinger n.
|Robbers’ Roost 142: I’m only a wandering rider—a gunslinger and—a member of a gang of robbers.|
|(con. 1870s) Triggernometry (1957) 53: Hardin, his rival in the Smoky Seventies for top-honours at gun-slinging.|
|Sudden Takes the Trail 146: Bah! Yo’re finished – that gun-slinger has licked you every time.|
|Breed of the Chaparral (1949) 135: A hired gun-slammer in the employ of Stokes?|
|Fabulous Gunman 56: A gunslinger with your reputation.|
|Power of Black (1962) 140: Did you hire the gunslinger, Colonel?|
|Nova Apr. 99: You’re what made America great. A real gunslinger.|
|House of Slammers 89: While a famous gunslinger named Sammy-the-Stinger / Covered him well from behind.|
|Ruthless 242: As much as the Spanglers’ ‘straight-up’ gangsters are role models for many a youthful, would-be rudie gunslinger, they try to keep children and teenagers on the straight and narrow.|
|Kill Your Darlings 241: Like gunslingers with their Colt .45s at the ready.|
2. (US black) a sexually powerful man.
|Die Nigger Die! 29: I’m the bed tucker the cock plucker the motherfucker / The milkshaker the record breaker the population maker / The gun-slinger the baby bringer.|
3. (US campus) a woman who rejects a man’s attentions rudely.
|Campus Sl. Mar.|
|Sl. and Sociability 71: Gunslinger, ‘female who rejects a male’s attentions rudely’.|
4. an employee dedicated to troubleshooting.
|Sweet La-La Land (1999) 72: She might even find herself working for him as a hired legal gunslinger.|
5. an aggressive male; a troublemaker.
|Another Day in Paradise 124: Bobbie [...] has gunslinger written all over him, trouble waiting to happen.|