Sherlock Holmes

noun
plural Sherlock Holmeses

Definition of Sherlock Holmes

1 : detective especially : one having remarkable powers of deduction
2 : a person exhibiting unusual powers of deduction in solving any problem

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History and Etymology for Sherlock Holmes

after Sherlock Holmes, detective par excellence in short stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle †1930 British writer

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“Sherlock Holmes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sherlock%20Holmes. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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