Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from g(overnment) + man.]

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Probably abbreviated from government man

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