sher·​lock ˈshər-ˌläk How to pronounce sherlock (audio)
often capitalized

Examples of sherlock in a Sentence

one of literature's most eccentric sherlocks, Nero Wolfe manages to solve mysteries without so much as leaving the confines of his own home

Word History


Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sherlock was in 1903

Dictionary Entries Near sherlock

Cite this Entry

“Sherlock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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