Synonyms of detective in English:

detective


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noun

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SYNONYMS

investigator, private detective, private investigator, operative

British enquiry agent, CID officer, detective constable, DC, detective sergeant, DS, detective inspector, DI, detective chief inspector, DCI, detective superintendent, detective chief superintendent

informal private eye, PI, sleuth, sleuth-hound, jack, snoop, snooper

North American informal peeper, shamus, gumshoe

informal, dated dick, private dick, tec, bogey, hawkshaw, sherlock

North American dated Pinkerton