sleuth

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1sleuth

noun \ˈslüth\

: someone who looks for information to solve crimes

Full Definition of SLEUTH

:  detective

Examples of SLEUTH

  1. <the popular TV sleuth lives a much more action-packed life than do his real-world counterparts>

Origin of SLEUTH

short for sleuthhound
First Known Use: 1872

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with SLEUTH

2sleuth

verb

Definition of SLEUTH

intransitive verb
:  to act as a detective :  search for information
transitive verb
:  to search for and discover

First Known Use of SLEUTH

1900

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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