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sleuth

noun

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a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons
  • the popular TV sleuth lives a much more action-packed life than do his real-world counterparts

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“Sleuth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sleuth. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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