deputy sheriff

Origin of deputy sheriff

First recorded in 1665–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for deputy sheriff

Historical Examples of deputy sheriff

  • "And fights like a devil," replied Dan Treu, the deputy-sheriff.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart

  • Because Cotton's a deputy-sheriff; he had a right to arrest you.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • Sillett had levelled a pistol at the deputy-sheriff, repeating his words with one addition: "Quick!"

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • My friend, deputy-sheriff like me, found himself in this hell of--I mean in this terrible tight place.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • As most of them had never seen the play, they were not surprised when Holden did not again join the attack on the deputy-sheriff.

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker