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gumshoe
American English: /ˈɡəmˌʃu/
British English: /ˈɡʌmʃuː/

Translation of gumshoe in Spanish:

noun

  • [colloquial] [dated]
    sabueso (masculine)
    detective (masculine) privado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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