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rent-a-cop

noun

A uniformed security guard; square badge: a part-time rent-a-cop, somebody's doorman

[1970s+; coined on the model of rent-a-car, on which model depends also the coinage Rent-a-Kvetch and many others]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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