policewoman
noun Date: 1853 a woman who is a member of a police force

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  • policewoman — index peace officer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • policewoman — [pə lēs′woom΄ən] n. pl. policewomen [pə lēs′wim΄in] a female member of a police force …   English World dictionary

  • policewoman */ — UK [pəˈliːsˌwʊmən] / US [pəˈlɪsˌwʊmən] noun [countable] Word forms policewoman : singular policewoman plural policewomen UK [pəˈliːsˌwɪmɪn] / US [pəˈlɪsˌwɪmɪn] a female police officer …   English dictionary

  • policewoman — I policeman, policewoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. patrolman or woman, officer (see safety). II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A member of a law enforcement agency: blue coat, finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer …   English dictionary for students

  • policewoman — [[t]pəli͟ːswʊmən[/t]] policewomen N COUNT A policewoman is a woman who is a member of the police force …   English dictionary

  • policewoman — policeman, policewoman Both terms are tending to be replaced by the gender neutral term police officer. In the UK, an officer holding the rank of constable is a police constable (PC) or woman police constable (WPC) …   Modern English usage

  • policewoman — /peuh lees woom euhn/, n., pl. policewomen. a female member of a police force or body. [1850 55; POLICE + WOMAN] Usage. See woman. * * * …   Universalium

  • policewoman — noun A female police officer …   Wiktionary

  • policewoman — see police officer * * * [pə liːsˌwʊmən] see see police officer …   Combinatory dictionary

  • policewoman — po|lice|wom|an [pəˈli:sˌwumən] n plural policewomen [ ˌwımın] a female police officer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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