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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One who searches persistently in an effort to dig up information.

Usage examples (8)
  • Verb (used with object) : to ferret rabbits from their burrows; to ferret out enemies. ,to ferret a field. ,to ferret out the facts. ,His problems...
  • Mention the word ferreter and most people imagine a clandestine character with animals stuffed down his trousers.
  • A hardware store in Mexico is called a ferreteréa.
  • While this image may have been accurate 20 years ago, these days a ferreter is as likely to be an office worker with ferrets that double as pets. for more
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