house detective


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

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house detective was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“House detective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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