[ roh-boh-kop ]
/ ˈroʊ boʊˌkɒp /


a remote-controlled, programmable robot under development for use in law enforcement.
a police officer who acts in a mechanical, routine manner: A robocop gave me a speeding ticket on my way to the emergency room!
a person who tries to control or restrain someone’s bad behavior.

Origin of robocop

1985–90; robo- + cop2; from the 1987 science-fiction movie RoboCop, in which a crime-fighting robot is constructed from the remains of a dead police officer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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