One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In allusive (frequently ironic) use denoting: a person engaged in stealthy investigation or psychological deduction.
1960s. From the name of Commissaire (also Inspector) Maigret, the fictional detective-hero of a series of novels by Georges Simenon, Belgian-born French novelist.
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