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plain·clothes·man

or plain·clothes man  (plān′klōz′mən, -klōthz′-)
n.
A member of a police force, especially a detective, who wears civilian clothes on duty.

plainclothesman

(ˈpleɪnˌkləʊðzmən)
n, pl -men
(Law) old-fashioned a policeman who wears ordinary clothes when working, rather than a uniform

plain•clothes•man

(ˈpleɪnˈkloʊz mən, -ˌmæn, -ˈkloʊðz-)

also plain′clothes′ man`,



n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
a police officer, esp. a detective, who wears civilian clothes while on duty.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plainclothesman - a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty
detective, police detective, tec, investigator - a police officer who investigates crimes