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(Professions) informal a private detective
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a private detective.
[1935–40; eye, allusive phonetic rendering of I, abbr. of investigator]
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|Noun||1.||private 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
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
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