- a rubber overshoe
- [pl.] sneakers
- Slang a detective
Origin of gumshoegum (rubber) + shoe
intransitive verb-·shoed·, -·shoe·ing
to sneak or go about quietly, as a detective; act with stealth
- A sneaker or rubber overshoe.
- Slang An investigator, especially a detective.
intransitive verbgum·shoed, gum·shoe·ing, gum·shoes Slang
- To work as a detective.
- To move about stealthily; sneak.