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[puh-lees-woo m-uh n] /pəˈlisˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural policewomen.
a female member of a police force or body.
Origin of policewoman
1850-55; police + -woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
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  • The previous one that you mentioned has a policewoman who clearly said that the walls help them fight the drug traffic.
  • With the help of a local policewoman, they uncover tragic truths about him, their family and themselves.
British Dictionary definitions for policewoman


noun (pl) -men, -women
a member of a police force, esp one holding the rank of constable Gender-neutral form police officer
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