police-officer

police officer

noun
1.
any policeman or policewoman; patrolman or patrolwoman.
2.
a person having officer rank on a police force.

Origin:
1790–1800

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

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