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gumshoe

slang A detective or investigator. Don't worry, we'll find the thief—I have a gumshoe on the case now.
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gumshoe

(ˈgəmˈʃu)
n. a policeman or a detective. (Underworld. Also a term of address. So named for wearing silent, gum-rubber soles.) Has that gumshoe been around asking questions again?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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