sleuthlike

sleuth

[slooth]
noun
1.
a detective. investigator, private investigator; private eye, gumshoe, shamus.
2.
a bloodhound, a dog used for tracking.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to track or trail, as a detective.

Origin:
1875–80; short for sleuthhound

sleuthlike, adjective
supersleuth, noun
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sleuth (sluːθ)
 
n
1.  an informal word for detective
2.  short for sleuthhound
 
vb
3.  (tr) to track or follow
 
[C19: short for sleuthhound, from C12 sleuth trail, from Old Norse sloth; see slot²]

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sleuth
c.1200, "track or trail of a person," from O.N. sloð "trail," of uncertain origin. Meaning "detective" is 1872, shortening of sleuthhound "keen investigator" (1849), a figurative use of a word for a kind of bloodhound that dates back to late 14c. The verb (intrans.) meaning "to act as a detective,
investigate" is recorded from 1912.
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