Definition of hawkshaw in English:

hawkshaw

Line breaks: hawk|shaw
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːkʃɔː
 
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noun

informal , dated
A detective.

Origin

early 20th century: from the name of a detective in the play The Ticket-of-Leave Man by Tom Taylor (1817–80), English dramatist; also portrayed in the comic strip Hawkshaw the Detective by Augustus Charles (‘Gus’) Mager (1878–1956), American cartoonist.

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