hawkshaw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawkshaw the Detective, a character in Tom Taylor's 1863 play The Ticket of Leave Man. The name was later borrowed in the early 20th century for a character in an American comic strip.

Noun[edit]

hawkshaw (plural hawkshaws)

  1. (dated, 19th century) A detective.