gumshoe

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Gumshoe (sneaker or rubber overshoe).

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gumshoe (plural gumshoes)

  1. A sneaker or rubber overshoe.
  2. (slang) A detective.
    • 1920, William MacLeod Raine, The Big-Town Round-Up, ch. 20,
      "Who's this gumshoe guy from the bush league tailin' us?"

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