Definition of store detective noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


store detective

BrE BrE//ˈstɔː dɪtektɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɔːr dɪtektɪv//
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a person employed by a large shop/store to watch customers and make sure they do not steal goods
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: store detective