- Ordinary clothes rather than uniform, especially when worn as a disguise by police officers: a detective in plain clothesMore example sentences
- He was chased by three to five policemen in plain clothes.
- We wore plain clothes rather than uniform and slept in them, including our shoes, for weeks on end.
- Some of that misunderstanding may have arisen innocently, if for example a witness saw a man leaping the barrier without realising that he was in fact a police officer in plain clothes.
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- (Especially of a police officer) wearing ordinary clothes instead of a uniform: plainclothes troopersMore example sentences
- He was trapped by plainclothes police officers at Doncaster railway station.
- The publication took the form of the sale of a packet of photographs to two plain clothes police officers.
- Extra uniformed and plain clothes police officers will be patrolling the streets of Ashton town centre as part of the initiative.
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