Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A US government agent fighting organized crime in the interwar years.
  • n. A fictional character based on this definition, eg, Dick Tracy.
  • n. Any person working for the US Government, especially in undercover work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Etymologies

g(overnment) + man.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably abbreviated from government man (Wiktionary)

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