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[puh-lees-woo m-uh n] /pəˈlisˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural policewomen.
a female member of a police force or body.
Origin of policewoman
First recorded in 1850-55; police + -woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The policewoman was armed with a warrant, railway vouchers and handcuffs.

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  • policewoman McLine is the only one that I could say that was definitely there.

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  • The policewoman reported that she was given every courtesy and assistance by both police and railway officials.

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  • The prisoner was handed over to the policewoman by the Policeman, and the policewoman and her charge returned without trouble.

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  • The prisoner expressed her relief and gratitude at being escorted by a policewoman, and behaved well throughout the journey.

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  • She pulled up the anchor, but this time the policewoman did the rowing, and she rowed well.

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