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gumshoe

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noun gum·shoe \ˈgəm-ˌshü\

Simple Definition of gumshoe

  • : a person whose job is to find information about someone or something : a private detective

Full Definition of gumshoe

Examples of gumshoe

  1. <the suspicious wife paid a gumshoe to follow her husband>



1913

First Known Use of gumshoe

1913


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gumshoe

verb gum·shoe

Definition of gumshoe

gum·shoedgum·shoe·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in detective work



1930

First Known Use of gumshoe

1930


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