Private-eye meaning

A private detective.
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An earlier headband-mounted LED display system that plugged into a PC from Reflection Technology, Waltham, MA. Its 1x1" screen gave the appearance of a 12" monitor floating in space. See virtual display.
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(idiomatic) A private personal detective, employed to gather information about someone.
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Attributive form of private eye.

Private-eye license.

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Origin of private-eye

  • From private investigator and its abbreviation P.I., through the homophonic term eye in place of "I", and the used of eye as a reference to survellience
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