AskDefine | Define shamus

Dictionary Definition

shamus n : someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information [syn: private detective, PI, private eye, private investigator, operative, sherlock]

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English

Pronunciation

  • shä'məs, /ˈʃɑːməs/, /"SA:m@s/ or shā'məs, /ˈʃeɪməs/, /"SeIm@s/
    Rhymes: -eɪməs

Homophones

  • Seamus (of -ā-/-eɪ-/-eI- pronunciation)

Noun

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