G men

G-man

[jee-man]
noun, plural G-men.
an agent for the FBI.

Origin:
1920–25; probably representing Government man

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G-man
 
n , pl G-men
1.  slang (US) an FBI agent
2.  (Irish) a political detective

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G-man
"FBI agent," 1930, shortening of government man; used earlier in an Irish context (1917), but the abbreviation is perhaps the same one.
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G-man
[United States] Government man (FBI agent)
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