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police officer

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noun
  1. any policeman or policewoman; patrolman or patrolwoman.
  2. a person having officer rank on a police force.
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Origin of police officer

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for police officer

Historical Examples

  • A police-officer with eight men forced a way through the crowd.

    The Red Hand of Ulster

    George A. Birmingham

  • I started up, believing that a police-officer was about to seize me.

    Fred Markham in Russia

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • In about an hour and a half we were boarded by a police-officer.

  • Presently Captain Caldwell returned with a police-officer and two men.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand

  • And one of the men was a police-officer, sent here, doing his duty.


British Dictionary definitions for police officer

police officer

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