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noun

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SYNONYMS
investigator, private detective, private investigator, operative
British inquiry agent, CID officer, detective constable, DC, detective sergeant, DS, detective inspector, DI, detective chief inspector, DCI, detective superintendent, detective chief superintendent
informal private eye, PI, sleuth, sleuth-hound, jack, snoop, snooper
North American informal peeper, shamus, gumshoe
informal, dated dick, private dick, tec, bogey, hawkshaw, sherlock
North American dated Pinkerton