Meaning of “sleuth” in the English Dictionary

"sleuth" in British English

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sleuthnoun [ C ]

uk /sluːθ/ us /sluːθ/ old-fashioned or humorous

someone whose job is to discover information about crimes and find out who is responsible for them

Synonym
sleuthing
noun [ U ] uk /ˈsluː.θɪŋ/ us /ˈsluː.θɪŋ/ informal

Some sleuthing from our investigative reporter uncovered some interesting information on Parkinson.

(Definition of “sleuth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sleuth" in American English

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sleuthnoun [ C ]

us /sluθ/

someone who discovers information about crimes

(Definition of “sleuth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)