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Definition of a sherlock



  • disparaging term of address (from Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective): someone slow on the uptake, especially in realizing something obvious to everyone else, or at least to the speaker.
    Did you figure that out all by yourself, Sherlock?

    Last edited on Nov 18 2005. Submitted by Scott M. from Draper, UT, USA on Nov 18 2005.

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