Dictionary.com

policeman

[ puh-lees-muhn ]
/ pəˈlis mən /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: policeman / policemen on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural po·lice·men.
a member of a police force or body.
Ice Hockey. enforcer (def. 4).
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use policeman in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for policeman

policeman
[ pə-lēsmən ]

n.
An instrument, usually a rubber-tipped rod, for removing solid particles from a glass container.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK