Definitions

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

  • noun A story dealing with a crime and its solution; a detective story.

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  • noun A novel or drama concerning a crime (usually a murder) in which a detective follows clues to determine the perpetrator.

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  • noun a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of who done it?]

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Alteration of who done it?

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