gumshoe

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gumshoe /ˈgʌmˌʃuː/ noun
plural gumshoes
gumshoe
/ˈgʌmˌʃuː/
noun
plural gumshoes
Learner's definition of GUMSHOE
[count] US, informal + old-fashioned
: a person whose job is to find information about someone or something : a private detective used especially to imitate the language of old detective novels
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