Hatchet man

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Hatchet man (or similar) may refer to:



  • Hatchet man (politics), a political slang term
  • Hatchet man (business), a manager hired to cut costs by firing employees, etc.
  • Hatchetman, a mascot of the independent record label Psychopathic Records
  • Towards the end of the 19th century, the phrase was used to describe a Chinese assassin who carried a hatchet, which originated from New York's Doyers Street

Also mentioned in the late comedienne Buddy Hackett's immortal "Chinese Waiter Routine," available on several recordings.