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EtymologyEdit

From private investigator and its abbreviation P.I., through the homophonic term eye in place of "I", and the use of "eye" as a reference to surveillance

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NounEdit

private eye (plural private eyes)

  1. (idiomatic) A private personal detective, employed to gather information about someone.

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