or Sher·lock

[ shur-lok ]
/ ˈʃɜr lɒk /

noun Informal.

a private detective.
a person remarkably adept at solving mysteries, especially by using insight and logical deduction: Who's the sherlock who can tell me where my pen is?

Origin of sherlock

after Sherlock Holmes, fictitious detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle

Definition for sherlock (2 of 2)

[ shur-lok ]
/ ˈʃɜr lɒk /


a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “fair-haired.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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