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policeman

[ puh-lees-muhn ]
/ pəˈlis mən /
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noun, plural po·lice·men.
a member of a police force or body.
Ice Hockey. enforcer (def. 4).
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Origin of policeman

First recorded in 1795–1805; police + -man

usage note for policeman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM policeman

po·lice·man·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for policeman

policeman

feminine policewoman

/ (pəˈliːsmən) /

noun plural -men or -women
a member of a police force, esp one holding the rank of constableGender-neutral form: police officer
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