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1. policeman

noun. ['pəˈliːsmən'] a member of a police force.

Synonyms

  • inspector
  • tec
  • copper
  • pig
  • police chief
  • police officer
  • state trooper
  • bobby
  • constabulary
  • lawman
  • fuzz
  • bull
  • police matron
  • gendarme
  • policewoman
  • motorcycle policeman
  • traffic cop
  • law
  • police
  • speed cop
  • investigator
  • police detective
  • police force
  • police constable
  • law officer
  • constable
  • detective
  • trooper
  • shoofly
  • officer
  • cop
  • police captain
  • motorcycle cop
  • captain
  • peace officer

Antonyms

  • woman
  • bear
  • misconception
  • civil law

Etymology

  • -man (English)
  • police (English)
  • police (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Policeman

  • wiesemann
  • reesman

Sentences with policeman


1. Noun, singular or mass
Move the policeman and criminal across together, then the policeman back alone.

Quotes about policeman


1. I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties.
- Patricia Highsmith

2. Oh Jake,"Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.Yes,"I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?
- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

3. Off the Hook True story...A cop pulls me over for speeding.He says, "What's the hurry?"I say, "I'm running awayfrom a bad marriage."He laughs and says, "Drive carefully."The officer lets me go.Beyond the practical lesson thatmaking a policeman laugh may get you off the hook,there's a certain poetry here in the unexpected connection ~for what is a poemif not a moment of surpriseworth retelling.
- Beryl Dov

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