Sherlock Holmes


plural Sherlock Holmeses
: detective
especially : one having remarkable powers of deduction
: a person exhibiting unusual powers of deduction in solving any problem

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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