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policewoman

[puh-lees-woo m-uh n]
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noun, plural po·lice·wom·en.
  1. a female member of a police force or body.
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Origin of policewoman

First recorded in 1850–55; police + -woman

Usage note

See -woman.
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  • The Policewoman was armed with a warrant, railway vouchers and handcuffs.

    Women and War Work

    Helen Fraser

  • Policewoman McLine is the only one that I could say that was definitely there.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • The Policewoman reported that she was given every courtesy and assistance by both police and railway officials.

    Women and War Work

    Helen Fraser

  • The prisoner expressed her relief and gratitude at being escorted by a Policewoman, and behaved well throughout the journey.

    Women and War Work

    Helen Fraser

  • The prisoner was handed over to the Policewoman by the Policeman, and the Policewoman and her charge returned without trouble.

    Women and War Work

    Helen Fraser