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A person who wears a blue uniform, especially a police officer.

blue′coat′ed adj.


1. a person who wears a blue coat, such as a sailor or policeman
2. a style of dress formerly used as a uniform in some British private schools, featuring a long dark blue (or sometimes black) coat



1. a police officer.
2. a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times.
blue′coat`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluecoat - a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
References in classic literature ?
As soon as I had got the bundle, and the maid was out of sight, I goes on towards the alehouse, where the porter's wife was, so that if I had met her, I had then only been going to give her the bundle, and to call her to her business, as if I was going away, and could stay no longer; but as I did not meet her, I walked away, and turning into Charterhouse Lane, then crossed into Batholomew Close, so into Little Britain, and through the Bluecoat Hospital, into Newgate Street.
To prevent my being known, I pulled off my blue apron, and wrapped the bundle in it, which before was made up in a piece of painted calico, and very remarkable; I also wrapped up my straw hat in it, and so put the bundle upon my head; and it was very well that I did thus, for coming through the Bluecoat Hospital, who should I meet but the wench that had given me the bundle to hold.
When he was ten he went to school at Christ's Hospital, the Bluecoat School.
When he saw a bluecoat start toward him, however, his heart failed him, and he dashed down a side street and fled a couple of blocks.
Three months of assured board and bed and congenial company, safe from Boreas and bluecoats, seemed to Soapy the essence of things desirable.
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, 0151 702 5324, - to Mon, 28 Nov Scrips The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, 0151 702 5324, - to Thu, 17 Nov Opportunities for Artists, Curators, Writers and Collectors This autumn at The Bluecoat, join us for a programme of events dedicated to supporting creative professional development, including sessions on selling your work, collecting artwork, and peer mentoring.
AN EXPLORATION of calligraphy and typography in all its guises will be the subject of the Bluecoat Display Centre's new exhibition.
Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, - to Feb 26 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, 0151 702 5324, - to Sun, 16 Oct Liverpool Biennial 2016 FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88, Wood Street, Liverpool, 0151 707 4444, - Sun, 16 Oct Liverpool Pilots This exhibition tells the story of the Liverpool Pilots and explores their vital role navigating ships in and out of the Port of Liverpool.
A MUSICAL inspired by the life of New Wave singer Ian Dury is opening at The Bluecoat on Friday.
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, 0151 702 5324, - to Sun, 27 Nov Explore Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, 0151 702 5324, - to Sat, 17 Dec The Landing: Evocations by Malcolm Fryer and Ian Norris began to collaborate approximately five years ago, due to their mutual interest in the handling of paint and the similarities in their painting process and ethos.
Visitors will enjoy a diversity of themes, ideas and approaches that highlight the significant work LIverpool-based artists are doing outside the city," says Bluecoat curator Sara-Jayne Parsons.
00 7th October - Ball of Fire at The Little Theatre Rhyl Lantern Theatre Liverpool, 57, Blundell Street, 0151 703 0000, - Fri, 07 Oct (please note, this event takes place at The Little Theatre, in Rhyl) music Dancing Queen 2016 Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens, 01744 756000, - Thu, 06 Oct Wilko Johnson Pyramid & Parr Hall, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, 01925 442345, - Thu, 06 Oct Steve Mason + Special Guests Arts Club, 90, Seel Street, Liverpool, 0151 559 3773, - Thu, 06 Oct The Kast Off Kinks The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360, - Thu, 06 Oct Elaine Paige Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, - Thu, 06 Oct Mike Cooper The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, 0151 702 5324, - Thu, 06 Oct, PS7.