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sleuthhound

noun sleuth·hound \ˈslüth-ˌhand\

Definition of SLEUTHHOUND

:  detective
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Examples of SLEUTHHOUND

  1. <the fictional sleuthhound Miss Marple is notable for her age as well as for her understanding of human nature, both of them being rather advanced>

Origin of SLEUTHHOUND

Middle English (Scots) sleuth hund, a kind of bloodhound, from Middle English sleuth, sloith, sloth track of an animal or person (from Old Norse slōth) + hund hound
First Known Use: 1850

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