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Synonyms for private detectivepri·vate detec·tive

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  1. private detectivenoun

    Synonyms:
    dick, private eye, private dick, gumshoe, private investigator, PI

  2. private detectivenoun

    Any agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering.

    Synonyms:
    private investigator, gumshoe, dick, private dick, PI, private eye

Princeton's WordNet

  1. private detective, PI, private eye, private investigator, operative, shamus, sherlocknoun

    someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information

    Synonyms:
    private investigator, intelligence officer, sherlock, private eye, intelligence agent, shamus, protease inhibitor, operative, secret agent, principal investigator

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