See also: police man

English edit

A German policeman

Etymology edit

police +‎ -man

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pəˈliːsmən/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: po‧lice‧man

Noun edit

policeman (plural policemen)

  1. A male police officer, sometimes used for any police officer regardless of gender.
  2. (chemistry) A glass rod capped at one end with rubber, used in a chemistry laboratory for gravimetric analysis.
  3. (entomology) Any skipper of the genus Coeliades.
  4. (ice hockey) Synonym of enforcer
    • 2002, P. J. Harari, Dave Ominsky, Ice Hockey Made Simple: A Spectator's Guide, page 26:
      A team may have a policeman or enforcer.

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Descendants edit

  • French: policeman
  • Maori: pirihimana
  • Welsh: plismon

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Noun edit

policeman m (plural policemans)

  1. policeman (in Anglophone countries)
    • 1968, Serge Gainsbourg (lyrics and music), “Bonnie and Clyde”, in Initials B.B., performed by Serge Gainsbourg ft. Brigitte Bardot:
      Chaque fois qu’un policeman se fait buter []
      Every time a policeman gets done in []

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