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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

private eye

n
(Professions) informal a private detective
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pri′vate eye′


n.
Informal.
a private detective.
[1935–40; eye, allusive phonetic rendering of I, abbr. of investigator]
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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 - 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
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Translations
soukromé očkosoukromý detektiv

private eye

n (Am) (fam) → investigatore/trice or detective m/f inv privato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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In answer to an improvement on this notion, devised by myself, namely, that she should tell the story instead of me, out of her own diary, Penelope observes, with a fierce look and a red face, that her journal is for her own private eye, and that no living creature shall ever know what is in it but herself.
This is for your private eye. Wire me what train in the morning you can get for Birlstone, and I will meet it--or have it met if I am too occupied.
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"Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye: The Short Stories" is an anthology his fifteen of his short neo-noir cases.
Georg Friedrich plays private eye Aloys Adorn who, while reeling from the death of his father, loses his surveillance tapes after going on a bender.
Synopsis: Private eye Ava Rome's calling is to protect the defenseless.
This superb production of Tim Waggoner's fantasy novel, "Nekropolis: Meet Matt Richter, Private Eye Zombie" provides the listener with a true 'theatre of the mind' experience from beginning to end.
Wellington, June 07 ( ANI ): A notorious private eye's newly released files has revealed that Marilyn Monroe was secretly taped having sex with John F.
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