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police officer

n.
A policeman or policewoman.

police officer

n
(Law) a member of a police force, esp a constable; policeman. Often (esp as form of address) shortened to: officer

police′ of`ficer


n.
a policeman or policewoman.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.police officer - a member of a police forcepolice officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
bobby - an informal term for a British policeman
cop, fuzz, copper, pig, bull - uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
police captain, police chief, captain - a policeman in charge of a precinct
police constable, constable - a police officer of the lowest rank
detective, police detective, tec, investigator - a police officer who investigates crimes
gendarme - a French policeman
inspector - a high ranking police officer
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
motorcycle cop, motorcycle policeman, speed cop - a policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists)
police matron, policewoman - a woman policeman
Mountie - colloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
shoofly - an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
traffic cop - a policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic
trooper - a mounted policeman
state trooper, trooper - a state police officer

police officer

noun cop (slang), officer, pig (offensive slang), bobby (informal), copper (slang), constable, plod (Brit. slang), peeler (Irish and obsolete Brit. slang), gendarme (slang), fuzz (slang), woodentop (slang), bizzy (informal), flatfoot (slang), rozzer (slang), policeman or policewoman a meeting of senior police officers

police officer

noun
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.
Translations
policista
politibetjent
poliisi
policajac
rendőr
警察官
경찰관
policaj
polis
เจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจ
cảnh sátviên cảnh sát

police officer

n (man) → agente m di polizia; (woman) → donna f poliziotto inv

police officer

شُرْطِيّ policista politibetjent Polizist αστυνομικός agente de policía poliisi gardien de la paix policajac agente di polizia 警察官 경찰관 politiebeambte politibetjent policjant agente da polícia, policial полицейский polis เจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจ polis görevlisi viên cảnh sát 警官
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We can soon see," replied the police officer, and ringing a bell he summoned an assistant to whom he issued a few directions.
A police officer, regardless of the frost, stood at the entrance, gorgeous in his uniform.
Let her see the police officer in plain clothes enter the room.
When it arrived there, four guards and a police officer, who accompanied it, mounted into the heavy machine and closed the shutters; then through an opening cautiously made, the policeman began to watch the length of the Rue Cocatrix, as if he was waiting for some one.
This is Bermondsey Sal," said one police officer, bending over the bedraggled heap of tattered shawl and dirty skirt.
They were his fellow-citizens gone wrong because of imperfect education, Chief Inspector Heat believed; but allowing for that difference, he could understand the mind of a burglar, because, as a matter of fact, the mind and the instincts of a burglar are of the same kind as the mind and the instincts of a police officer.
In order to arouse her, a police officer was obliged to shake her unmercifully, and the president had to raise his voice,--"Girl, you are of the Bohemian race, addicted to deeds of witchcraft.
But wherefore it was that after having repeatedly smelt the sea as a merchant sailor, I should now take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage; this the invisible police officer of the Fates, who has the constant surveillance of me, and secretly dogs me, and influences me in some unaccountable way --he can better answer than any one else.
And indeed the sallow physiognomy, the thin and sickly body, and the prowling ways of the stranger, were the very type of a suspecting master, or an unquiet thief; and a police officer would certainly have decided in favour of the latter supposition, on account of the great care which the mysterious person evidently took to hide himself.
You were going to steal the stones quietly; news came by an accomplice that you were already suspected, and a capable police officer was coming to rout you up that very night.
When he put his lips to hers, besides, he took himself into custody by the wrists, and backed himself among the ottomans and chairs and tables as if he were his own Police officer, saying to himself,
and that fine spring morning there was a police officer in a peaked cap to see it off; but he was too busy peering into the compartments for a pair of very swell mobsmen that he took no notice of the huge man in riding-clothes, who was obviously intoxicated, or the more insignificant but not less horsy character who had him in hand.

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