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Why are detectives called gumshoos?

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Gumshoes' were shoes or boots made of gum rubber. Such soft-soled shoes allowed for a quiet step. “To gumshoe” came to mean to sneak around quietly as if wearing gumshoes. It did not initially only apply to detectives; it could mean anyone being sneaky or stealthy, robbers and thief-catchers alike.

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