May 30, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
private investigator /ˈpraɪvət ɪnˈvɛstəˌgeɪtɚ/ noun
private investigator
/ˈpraɪvət ɪnˈvɛstəˌgeɪtɚ/
noun

plural private investigators

A private investigator holding a magnifying glass
A private investigator holding a magnifying glass
Learner's definition of PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

[count]

: someone who works as a detective and who is not a member of a police force

  • She hired a private investigator to follow her husband.

— called also private detective, (informal) private eye

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