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Definition of "private-eye" []

  • Attributive form of private eye (noun)

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Use "private-eye" in a sentence
  • "A collection of Marcia Muller's best short fiction from the past twenty years, including hardboiled private-eye, horror, western, and psychological suspense stories."
  • "Which got a good laugh, then I loomed -- he was sitting, so short as I am, I managed a bit of looming, and said, "I hear he's got a series of books set in Chicago about a supernatural private-eye, gosh, where have I heard THAT before?""
  • "On Friday 3 April, the Friday Play (BBC Radio 4, 9 p.m.) is an adaptation of Australian author Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask, a "lesbian feminist private-eye novel, written in verse" andset in Sydney."