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gumshoe

Saltos de línea: gum|shoe
Pronunciación: /ˈɡʌmʃuː
 
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Definición de gumshoe en inglés:

sustantivo

North American informal
A detective: he’d been intrigued enough to put a gumshoe on the case
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He wasn't the gumshoe, the private eye, the detective of the forties in the black and white noir.
  • As he slowly recovers, he imagines scenes from his first novel, The Singing Detective, with himself as the lead character, a gumshoe who croons on the side.
  • In a 1940s-style apartment befitting a film noir gumshoe, a Montreal private eye shows off a collection of futuristic gizmos spread over his kitchen table.

Origen

early 20th century: from gumshoes in the sense 'sneakers', suggesting stealth.

Words that rhyme with gumshoe

Kyushuovershoe

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