Meaning of sherlock


Pronunciation: (shûr'lok), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a private detective.
  2. a person remarkably adept at solving mysteries, esp. by using insight and logical deduction: Who's the sherlock who can tell me where my pen is?


Pronunciation: (shûr'lok), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “fair-haired.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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