1. sheriff

noun. ['ˈʃɛrəf, ˈʃɛrɪf'] the principal law-enforcement officer in a county.


  • peace officer
  • law officer


  • scīrġerēfa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Sheriff

  • sherriff

How do you pronounce sheriff?

Pronounce sheriff as ˈʃɛrɪf.

US - How to pronounce sheriff in American English

UK - How to pronounce sheriff in British English

How do you spell sheriff? Is it sherif ?

A common misspelling of sheriff is sherif

Sentences with sheriff

1. Noun, singular or mass
You can get fingerprinted at a police or sheriff station or by an approved vendor.

2. Adjective
The sheriff sale is often the last step in selling a foreclosed home.