Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Synonyms of G-man

fbi agent, government man

Alternate forms of G-man

Hypernyms: government agent

Origin of the word G-man

  1. "FBI agent," 1930, shortening of government man; used earlier in an Irish context (1917), but the abbreviation is perhaps the same one. more

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