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gumshoe

noun gum·shoe \ ˈgəm-ˌshü \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Examples of gumshoe in a Sentence

  1. the suspicious wife paid a gumshoe to follow her husband

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First Known Use of gumshoe

1913

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gumshoe

verb

Definition of gumshoe

gumshoed; gumshoeing
: to engage in detective work

First Known Use of gumshoe

1930

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GUMSHOE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gumshoe for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to find information about someone or something : a private detective


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