Definition of Sherlock in English:

Sherlock

noun

informal
  • A person who investigates mysteries or shows great perceptiveness.

    ‘it doesn't take a Sherlock to figure out that she's lying to me’
    • ‘For example, jokes are remarkably unreliable laugh-getters, especially among North Americans, who were least likely to find jokes funny, according to the humor Sherlocks in Britain.’
    • ‘One of the Sherlocks wrote, asking whether his solution was correct, and if he would have gained entry, and I responded.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Sherlock Holmes (see Holmes, Sherlock).

Pronunciation:

Sherlock

/ˈʃəːlɒk/