plainclothesman
noun Date: 1899 a plainclothes police officer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • plainclothesman — /playn klohz meuhn, man , klohdhz /, n., pl. plainclothesmen / meuhn, men /. a police officer, esp. a detective, who wears ordinary civilian clothes while on duty. Also, plainclothes man. [1925 30; PLAIN CLOTHES + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • plainclothesman — noun A police officer (especially a detective) who wears civilian clothes when on duty …   Wiktionary

  • plainclothesman — Synonyms and related words: Bow Street runner, FBI, FBI agent, Federal, G man, Secret Service, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, T man, detective, dick, fed, hawkshaw, hotel detective, house detective, house dick, inquiry agent, investigator, narc,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • plainclothesman — pleɪn kləʊðzmÉ™n n. detective wearing civilian clothing; undercover policeman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plainclothesman — plain·clothes·man …   English syllables

  • plainclothesman — plain•clothes•man [[t]ˈpleɪnˈkloʊz mən, ˌmæn, ˈkloʊðz [/t]] also plain′clothes′ man n. pl. men [[t] mən, ˌmɛn[/t]] a police officer, esp. a detective, who wears civilian clothes while on duty • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • plainclothesman — noun a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑detective, ↑investigator, ↑tec, ↑police detective * * * (ˈ) ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷mən, ˌman, ˌmaa(ə)n noun (plural plainclothesmen) …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Plainclothesman — infobox television show name = The Plainclothesman caption = format = Crime show runtime = 30 minutes creator = starring = Ken Lynch country = USA network = DuMont first aired = October 12, 1949 last aired = September 12, 1954 num episodes = imdb …   Wikipedia

  • The Plainclothesman — Género Drama policial Reparto Ken Lynch País de origen  Estados Unidos Duración …   Wikipedia Español

  • The Caves of Steel — infobox Book | name = The Caves of Steel title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of first edition (hardcover) author = Isaac Asimov cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Robot genre = Mystery Science fiction… …   Wikipedia

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