1. a person noted for speed and skill in handling and shooting a gun especially in the American West.
2. gun fighter.
3. a person who acts in an aggressive and decisive manner, especially in business or politics, as an investor who takes large risks in seeking large, quick gains.
Etymology: gun (from Middle English gunne, gonne, apparently short for Anglo-Latin Gunilda, gonnyld, name for engine of war; compare Old Norse Gunna, short for Gunnhildr,woman’s name) + sling (from Middle English slyngen < Old Norse slyngva, “to sling, fling”, cognate with Old English slingan, “to wind, twist”) + -er (a suffix used in forming nouns designating persons from the object of their occupation or labour, or from their place of origin or abode).
"They went to a psychedelic pasture to listen to their music, to be with people who dressed like them and played like them. There was a shared bond on a cosmic scale, and their elders marveled that all these kids could be in one place for three days without violence or mayhem, despite pitifully inadequate facilities and food supplies, and despite rains that fell so long and hard they would have drowned any other party. The lesson was simple: These long-haired, antiwar bra-burners and boys with beads had created a field of dreams, and perhaps from it would rise something bright and beautiful for the future."
I ain’t like yall | I’m into weird shit | I’m in the back getting weird with my weird friends | hugging a bass line | hoping you feel this | and these rhymes ain’t tight they are terrorish | and that girl’s not white she’s an anarchist | and we float like kites through your turbulence | born with our throats slit | self stitched | raised to aim over it | soldier with no king | war with the war on me | I am more than this world lets me be