Gumshoe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌmʃuː|  American pronunciation of the word gumshoe
Brit.  |ˈɡʌmʃuː|  British pronunciation of the word gumshoe

noun

- someone who is a detective (syn: dick, hawkshaw)
- a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow (syn: arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber)

Examples

...the suspicious wife paid a gumshoe to follow her husband...

Word forms

noun
singular: gumshoe
plural: gumshoes
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