sherlock

noun, often capitalized sher·lock \ ˈshər-ˌläk , -lək \

Definition of sherlock

Examples of sherlock in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of sherlock

Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle



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