traffic cop


noun Informal.

a police officer who directs the flow of traffic, usually at an intersection.

Origin of traffic cop

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for traffic cop

traffic cop


noun

informal a policeman who supervises road traffic
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