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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. 2018.
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  • In his anxiety he asked a police officer what would happen to him.

  • The police officer, by virtue of his knowledge of the valley, led the way.

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  • These were some of the doubts with which the police officer was assailed.

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  • More than that he had heard from Kate herself of her admiration of the police officer.

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  • "I will do my duty, sir," said the police officer, steadily.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
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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