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Noun: gumshoe  'gúm,shoo
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    - arctic [N. Amer], galosh, golosh, rubber [N. Amer]
  2. [N. Amer, informal] Someone who is a detective
    - dick [N. Amer, informal], hawkshaw [informal]

Derived forms: gumshoes

Type of: detective, investigator, overshoe, police detective, tec

Encyclopedia: Gumshoe, the Hardboiled Detective in the 30s