police officer


noun

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
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police officer

noun

a member of a police force, esp a constable; policemanOften (esp as form of address) shortened to: officer
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