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ossifer

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ossifer

noun

An officer, esp a police or Army officer

[1831+; an ignorant or drunken spoonerism]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • 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.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • Yessar, sum one mus' 'a' sperited dat file inter de jail, an' ob cou'se no ossifer would 'a dun it.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • Did he fin' out, chile, which ossifer was gwine to ride Silber Heels, an' which one laid his mark on Saul's mare?

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