[ puh-lees-woom-uhn ]
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noun,plural po·lice·wom·en.
  1. a female member of a police force or body.

Origin of policewoman

First recorded in 1850–55; police + -woman

usage note For policewoman

See -woman.

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How to use policewoman in a sentence

  • Elisaveta felt uncomfortably unclean after she had passed through the policewoman's paws.

    The Created Legend | Feodor Sologub
  • Young man, if this were a performance, you would be dealt with by our aesthetic policewoman.

    The Harlequinade | Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • She pulled up the anchor, but this time the policewoman did the rowing, and she rowed well.

  • 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