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detective

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Synonyms for detective

noun investigator of crime
  • agent
  • informer
  • police officer
  • private eye
  • private investigator
  • prosecutor
  • reporter
  • sleuth
  • spy
  • analyst
  • bloodhound
  • bull
  • constable
  • cop
  • dick
  • eavesdropper
  • eye
  • fed
  • fink
  • flatfoot
  • gumshoe
  • nark
  • peeper
  • roper
  • scout
  • sergeant
  • shadow
  • shamus
  • shoofly
  • snoop
  • tail
  • P. I.
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • bird dog
  • plainclothes officer
  • slewfoot
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