noun, often capitalized
sher·​lock | \ ˈshər-ˌläk How to pronounce sherlock (audio) , -lək \

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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

First Known Use of sherlock

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sherlock

Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The first known use of sherlock was in 1903

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“Sherlock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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