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private detective

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of private detective

  1. a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons <when the police insisted that it was an accident and not murder, she hired a private detective> Synonyms dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw, investigator, operative, detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus [slang], sherlock, sleuth, sleuthhoundRelated Words shadow, tail, tracer, tracker; fed, Federal, G-man, narc (or nark) [slang], plainclothesman




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