Definition of scattergun adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskætəɡʌn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskætərɡʌn//
(British English) (usually North American English scattershot
BrE BrE//ˈskætəʃɒt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskætərʃɑːt//
[only before noun]
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referring to a way of doing or dealing with something by considering many different possibilities, people, etc. in a way that is not well organized The scattergun approach to marketing means that the campaign is not targeted at particular individuals.