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shamus

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slang

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1 a member of a force charged with law enforcement at the local level
  • a hard-bitten L.A. shamus who, when he's not battling crooks, is locking horns with his superiors

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2 a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons
  • he's a shamus who mostly finds evidence to use in divorce cases

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The first known use of shamus was in 1925

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“Shamus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shamus. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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