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Pinkerton

[ping-ker-tuh n] /ˈpɪŋ kər tən/
noun
1.
Allan, 1819–84, U.S. detective, born in Scotland.
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Pinkerton

/ˈpɪŋkətən/
noun
1.
Allan. 1819–84, US private detective, born in Scotland. He founded the first detective agency in the US (1850) and organized an intelligence system for the Federal States of America (1861)
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Word Origin and History for Pinkerton
n.

"semi-official detective," 1888, from the detective agency begun in U.S. 1850 by Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884).

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Slang definitions & phrases for Pinkerton

Pinkerton

noun

An operative or agent of the Pinkerton detective agency: how you suppose Pinkies get trainin' (1850+)


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