Holmesian

adjective
Holmes·​ian | \ˈhōm-zē-ən also ˈhōlm- \

Definition of Holmesian 

: of, characteristic of, or suggestive of the detective Sherlock Holmes

First Known Use of Holmesian

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Holmesian

Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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