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big john

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big John

noun phrase

A police officer or the police (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • "Well, he knows how to give orders," commented Eugene to big john, who was standing near.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser

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