house detective

noun

Definition of house detective

: a person who is employed (as by a hotel) to prevent disorderly or improper conduct of patrons

First Known Use of house detective

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“House detective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20detective. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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