Definition of shamus:
Synonyms for shamus:
gumshoe, secret agent, lawman, bobby, fuzz, policeman, copper, intelligence officer, gendarme, police officer, sleuthhound, intelligence agent, pi, sleuth, constable, principal investigator, hawkshaw, protease inhibitor, bull, private investigator, private eye, operative, sherlock, investigator, dick, cop, flatfoot, private detective.
- "The Delectable Duchy", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
If to know that the enemy of his father and mother did not thrive on the spoils of his oppression could have yielded Shamus any consolation in his lot, he had long ago become aware of circumstances calculated to give this negative comfort.- "Stories by English Authors: Ireland", Various.
- "A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature", John W. Cousin.