One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a snooper employed by her ex-husband's lawyer’
eavesdropper, pryer, interferer, meddler, busybody
investigator, detective, private detective, private investigator, operative
British enquiry agent
snoop, nosy parker, Paul Pry, private eye, PI, sleuth
North American private dick, peeper, shamus, gumshoe
NZ Australian stickybeak
dated hawkshaw, sherlock
North American dated Pinkerton
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