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skip tracer

or skip-tracer

an investigator whose job is to locate missing persons, especially debtors.
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skip tracing, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for skip tracer

skip tracer

(US & Canadian) a person employed to search for missing debtors or defendants who have absconded whilst on bail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for skip tracer

skip tracer

noun phrase

An investigator who tries to find persons who have absconded from debts, marriages, etc: Stern hired some sort of skip tracer and he came back with a complete zip (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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