An officer, esp a police or Army officer
[1831+; an ignorant or drunken spoonerism]
Did he fin' out, chile, which ossifer was gwine to ride Silber Heels, an' which one laid his mark on Saul's mare?
He's an ossifer, an' is layin' in de ossifer's horsepitol ober dar.
I dun told the ossifer dar wus no one here you knows, answerin' to your perscription.
Yessar, sum one mus' 'a' sperited dat file inter de jail, an' ob cou'se no ossifer would 'a dun it.