meter maid
noun Date: 1957 a woman assigned by a police or traffic department to write tickets for parking violations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • meter maid — n AmE old fashioned a woman whose job is to make sure that cars are not parked illegally British Equivalent: traffic warden …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • meter maid — meter ,maid noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a woman whose job is to check that cars are parked legally. British traffic warden …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • meter maid — ☆ meter maid n. a woman employed by a police traffic department to issue tickets for illegal or overtime parking, jaywalking, etc …   English World dictionary

  • meter maid — noun policewoman who is assigned to write parking tickets • Hypernyms: ↑police matron, ↑policewoman * * * noun : a female member of a police force who is assigned to write tickets for parking violations * * * a female member of a police or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • meter maid — noun a) A female meter attendant: a female public servant tasked with enforcing the use of parking meters. b) A meter attendant of either gender …   Wiktionary

  • meter maid — me′ter maid n. law gov a woman who is a member of a police or traffic department that issues parking tickets • Etymology: 1955–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • meter maid — a female member of a police or traffic department responsible for issuing tickets for parking violations. [1955 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • meter maid — n. policewoman who writes tickets for parking violations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meter maid — noun (C) AmE a woman whose job is to make sure that cars are not parked in the wrong place or for longer than is allowed; traffic warden BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • meter maid — /ˈmitə meɪd/ (say meetuh mayd) noun 1. British Colloquial a female traffic warden. 2. an attractive young woman employed at a holiday resort to put coins in the parking meters of visiting motorists …   Australian English dictionary

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