a female member of a police or traffic department responsible for issuing tickets for parking violations.
Poetic Foot vs. Meter
Poetry has a lot of moving parts. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re starting to explore poetic analysis. Poetic foot and meter are a great place to start. Once you have these basics down, the rest becomes a lot easier. A poetic foot is a unit of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Poetic meter refers to the number of feet …
12 Essential Types Of Poetry
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detective, deputy, policeman, constable, officer, marshal, trooper, cop, fuzz, sheriff, patrolman, patrolwoman, MP, flatfoot, lawman, policewoman, carabiniere, flic, gendarme
Origin of meter maid
An Americanism dating back to 1955–60
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informal a female traffic warden
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