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 Dictionary entry overview: What does police officer mean? 

  The noun POLICE OFFICER has 1 sense:

1. a member of a police force

  Familiarity information: POLICE OFFICER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A member of a police force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


police officer; policeman; officer

Context example:

it was an accident, officer

Hypernyms ("police officer" is a kind of...):

law officer; lawman; peace officer (an officer of the law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "police officer"):

state trooper; trooper (a state police officer)

trooper (a mounted policeman)

traffic cop (a policeman who controls the flow of automobile traffic)

shoofly (an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen)

Mountie (colloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

police matron; policewoman (a woman policeman)

motorcycle cop; motorcycle policeman; speed cop (a policeman who rides a motorcycle (and who checks the speeds of motorists))

inspector (a high ranking police officer)

gendarme (a French policeman)

detective; investigator; police detective; tec (a police officer who investigates crimes)

constable; police constable (a police officer of the lowest rank)

captain; police captain; police chief (a policeman in charge of a precinct)

bull; cop; copper; fuzz; pig (uncomplimentary terms for a policeman)

bobby (an informal term for a British policeman)

Holonyms ("police officer" is a member of...):

constabulary; law; police; police force (the force of policemen and officers)

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