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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gumshoe mean? 

GUMSHOE (noun)
  The noun GUMSHOE has 2 senses:

1. someone who is a detective
2. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

  Familiarity information: GUMSHOE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GUMSHOE (noun)

Sense 1gumshoe [BACK TO TOP]


Someone who is a detective

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


dick; gumshoe; hawkshaw

Hypernyms ("gumshoe" is a kind of...):

detective; investigator; police detective; tec (a police officer who investigates crimes)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Sense 2gumshoe [BACK TO TOP]


A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


galosh; golosh; arctic; gumshoe; rubber

Hypernyms ("gumshoe" is a kind of...):

overshoe (footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold)

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