sleuth

noun

  • 1

    A person, especially a police officer, whose occupation is to investigate and solve crimes.

verb

  • 2

    Carry out a search or investigation in the manner of a detective.

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Origin

Middle English (originally in the sense ‘track’, in sleuth-hound): from Old Norse slóth; compare with slot. Current senses date from the late 19th century.

Pronunciation

  • sleuth /sluːθ/