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smokey

[smoh-kee] /ˈsmoʊ ki/
noun, plural smokeys. (often initial capital letter) Slang.
1.
an officer or officers of a state highway patrol.
2.
a state police car.
Also called Smokey Bear.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75, Americanism; shortened from Smokey the Bear, a cartoon figure used in the U. S. Forest Service's fire prevention campaign, depicted wearing a hat similar to those worn by state police officers
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Word Origin and History for smokey
adj.

variant of smoky. As a noun, sometimes short for Smokey Bear.

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