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hawkshaw

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noun hawk·shaw \ˈhȯk-ˌshȯ\

Definition of hawkshaw



Examples of hawkshaw

  1. <the firm hired a hawkshaw to find out who was fencing stock from their warehouse>



Origin of hawkshaw

from Hawkshaw, detective in the play The Ticket of Leave Man (1863) by Tom Taylor


First Known Use: 1888


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