Definition of gumshoe in English:

gumshoe

Pronunciation /ˈɡəmˌSHo͞o/ /ˈɡəmˌʃu/

Translate gumshoe into Spanish

noun

informal North American
  • A detective.

    • ‘he'd been intrigued enough to put a gumshoe on the case’

Origin

Mid 19th century (in the sense ‘galoshes or soft-soled shoes’, suggesting stealth): the current sense dates from the early 20th century.