Definition of House detective

1. Noun. A private detective employed by a hotel or retail store.




Definition of House detective

1. Noun. A person employed by a privately owned establishment, such as a hotel or large retail store, with the job of preventing wrongdoing and apprehending violators of laws or other regulations. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of House Detective

house-warming
house agent
house arrest
house boy
house breaker
house breakers
house call
house calls
house cat
house cats
house centipede
house cooling party
house cricket
house crickets
house decorator
house detective (current term)
house divided
house door
house doors
house finch
house floor
house floors
house frau
house guest
house husband
house husbands
house keeper
house martin

Literary usage of House detective

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1. Hearings Beginning March 9, 1908-April 30, 1908 by United States Congress. House. Select committee under House resolution 288. [from old catalog] (1908)
"... been no less Hmn three there, so the house detective tells meā€”that is, the New Willard house detective tells me there has been from three upward there. ..."

2. Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes by Jane Addams (1910)
"He was caught at the door by the house detective as one of those children whom each local department store arrests in the weeks before Christmas at the ..."

3. Forty Years at Hull-House: Being "Twenty Years at Hull-House" and "The by Jane Addams, Lillian D. Wald (1910)
"He was caught at the door by the house detective as one of those children whom each local department store arrests in the weeks before Christmas at the ..."

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