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police officer

any policeman or policewoman; patrolman or patrolwoman.
a person having officer rank on a police force.
Origin of police officer
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In his anxiety he asked a police officer what would happen to him.

  • You see I am a police officer, a detective inspector from Scotland Yard.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Suppose I come in at the end of the first act and bring a police officer with me?

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • Every bell of the door which he is obliged to open may bring a police officer.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Unless you restore that money to me at once, replied the Doctor, sternly, I must telephone for a police officer.

    Lola Owen Davis
British Dictionary definitions for police officer

police officer

a member of a police force, esp a constable; policeman Often (esp as form of address) shortened to officer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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