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shamuses

noun
plural of shamus, 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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“Shamuses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shamuses. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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