private investigator – Tafakorepars

private investigator  /ˈpraɪvət ɪnˈvɛstəˌgeɪt̬ɚ/  noun  [count]

  • : someone who works as a detective and who is not a member of a police force

    • She hired a private investigator to follow her husband.

    — called also private detective, (informal) private eye