Examples of shamus in a sentence
<a hard-bitten L.A. shamus who, when he's not battling crooks, is bedding chicks>
<he's a sleazy shamus who mostly finds evidence to use in divorce cases>
Origin and Etymology of shamus
perhaps from Yiddish shames shammes; from a jocular comparison of the duties of a sexton and those of a store detective
First Known Use: 1925
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