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sleuth

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noun \ˈslüth\

Simple Definition of sleuth

  • : someone who looks for information to solve crimes

Full Definition of sleuth

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

Rhymes with sleuth


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sleuth

verb

Definition of sleuth

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to act as a detective :  search for information

    2. transitive verb
    3. :  to search for and discover



    1900

    First Known Use of sleuth

    1900



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