store detective

store detective
'store de.tective
n
someone who is employed in a large shop to watch the customers and to stop them stealing

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • store detective — UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► someone whose job is to watch people in a store to make sure that no one steals anything …   Financial and business terms

  • store detective — store detectives N COUNT A store detective is someone who is employed by a shop to walk around the shop looking for people who are secretly stealing goods …   English dictionary

  • Store detective — A store detective is employed to deter and detect theft in retail outlets. Store Detectives is one of many common and less frequently used terms in the retail industry. More common terms today with major retailers are Loss Prevention Agent,… …   Wikipedia

  • store detective — noun a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage • Hypernyms: ↑private detective, ↑PI, ↑private eye, ↑private investigator, ↑operative, ↑shamus, ↑sherlock * * * store detective UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • store detective — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms store detective : singular store detective plural store detectives someone whose job is to stop people from stealing things from a shop …   English dictionary

  • store detective — store de,tective noun count someone whose job is to stop people from stealing things from a store …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • store detective — noun (C) someone who is employed in a large shop to watch the customers and to stop them stealing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • detective — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ private ▪ She hired a private detective to follow her husband. ▪ undercover ▪ store ▪ The store detective was keeping a close eye on a suspected shoplifter …   Collocations dictionary

  • detective — de|tec|tive W3 [dıˈtektıv] n 1.) a police officer whose job is to discover information about crimes and catch criminals →↑store detective 2.) also private detective someone who is paid to discover information about someone or something ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • detective — Synonyms and related words: Bow Street runner, FBI, FBI agent, Federal, G man, MP, Secret Service, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, T man, asker, bailiff, beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, captain, catchpole, catechist, chief of police, commissioner,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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