person of interest

noun phrase

Definition of person of interest

: a person who is believed to be possibly involved in a crime but has not been charged or arrested

First Known Use of person of interest

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of person of interest was in 1937

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“Person of interest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/person%20of%20interest. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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: a person who is believed to be possibly involved in a crime but has not been charged or arrested

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