[ zuhp-tee-ah ]
/ zʌpˈti ɑ /
a Turkish police officer.
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Also zap·ti·eh [zuhp-tee-e] /zʌpˈti ɛ/.
Origin of zaptiah
1865–70; < Turkish zaptiye < Arabic ḍabtīyah police
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