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police officer

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Definition of police officer in English:

noun

A policeman or policewoman.
Example sentences
  • He stated that he had not spoken to the police officers prior to the arrest of the Appellants.
  • The police officers will also patrol the nearby villages of Steeton and Eastburn.
  • What is wrong with having a distinction between police staff and police officers?
Synonyms
policeman, policewoman, officer of the law, law-enforcement officer/agent, officer;
British constable;
North American patrolman, trooper, roundsman, peace officer;
Indian kotwal, jawan;
Frenchgendarme
informal cop, jack, uniform
British informal copper, bobby, rozzer, busy, bizzy, plod, PC Plod
North American informal bear
Australian/New Zealand informal walloper, demon
French informal flic
informal , derogatory pig
informal , dated flatfoot, bogey, flattie, woodentop
archaic peeler, runner, bluebottle, finger

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