Synonyms for sleuth
- private detective
- private eye
- police officer
- private investigator
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLEUTH
There was something very like the 194 sleuth in its attitude.
Never was there a sleuth with his heart in his business as mine will be.
All we've got to do now is to play the sleuth when he leaves the cabin.
There wa'n't any need to do the sleuth act after Marjorie got started.
"This," says the sleuth, haulin' out of his pocket a bulgy envelope.
One sleuth causes an uproar making a mess of the situations he has witnessed.
There are surprises for the reader—and for the "Sleuth," as well.
I might have known you for a sleuth hound who would guard every avenue.
Not likely, after you and your sleuth hounds had been over the ground!
They told him he wasn't the sleuth he thought he was, so he came back.
c.1200, "track or trail of a person," from Old Norse sloð "trail," of uncertain origin. Meaning "detective" is 1872, shortening of sleuth-hound "keen investigator" (1849), a figurative use of a word that dates back to late 14c. meaning a kind of bloodhound. The verb (intransitive) meaning "to act as a detective, investigate" is recorded from 1905. Related: Sleuthed; sleuthing.