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private eye

private eye

n
(Professions) informal a private detective

pri′vate eye′


n.
Informal.
a private detective.
[1935–40; eye, allusive phonetic rendering of I, abbr. of investigator]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private eye - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationprivate eye - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective, house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
Translations
soukromé očkosoukromý detektiv

private eye

n (Am) (fam) → investigatore/trice or detective m/f inv privato/a
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