Synonyms of detective in English:



  • 1 they hired a detective to track down Polk's former partner
    investigator, private investigator, private detective, police detective, operative
    informal private eye, PI, sleuth, snoop, shamus, gumshoe, Sherlock
    informal, dated dick, private dick
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