Definition of private eye in English:

private eye

Syllabification: pri·vate eye

noun

informal
  • A private investigator.
    More example sentences
    • Jack's a hard-boiled private eye who narrates the entire film in voice-over, and who finds himself investigating an ancient Egyptian cult that worships chainsaws.
    • I thought I was watching some television detective show where the private eye puts together the clues and reveals the killer, who then admits all and is ready to be taken away.
    • And Donald was a great character, a detective in the classic sense of an old-school private eye detective.

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