[ jee-man ]
/ ˈdʒiˌmæn /
noun, plural G-men.
an agent for the FBI.
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Origin of G-man
First recorded in 1920–25; probably representing Government man
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British Dictionary definitions for g-man
noun plural G-men
US slang an FBI agent
Irish a political detective
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