gumshoe vs hawkshaw what difference

what is difference between gumshoe and hawkshaw

English

Etymology

gum +‎ shoe

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌm.ʃuː/

Noun

gumshoe (plural gumshoes)

  1. A sneaker or rubber overshoe. [from mid 19th c.]
  2. (slang, Canada, US) A detective. [from early 20th c.]
    Synonyms: detective, dick, private eye, sleuth

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Verb

gumshoe (third-person singular simple present gumshoes, present participle gumshoeing, simple past and past participle gumshoed)

  1. (slang) To act as a detective.

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English

Etymology

From Hawkshaw the Detective, a character in Tom Taylor’s 1863 play The Ticket of Leave Man. The name was later borrowed in the early 20th century for a character in an American comic strip.

Noun

hawkshaw (plural hawkshaws)

  1. (dated, 19th century) A detective.

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