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Synonyms for private eye
pri·vate eye

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  1. private eyenoun

    Synonyms:
    private investigator, PI

  2. private eyenoun

    A private personal detective, employed to gather information about someone.

    Synonyms:
    PI, private investigator

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, private detective, intelligence officer, sherlock, intelligence agent, shamus, protease inhibitor, operative, secret agent, principal investigator

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