noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1893 slang British police officer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rozzer — [rä′zər] n. [< ? Romany roozlo, strong] [Brit. Slang] a policeman …   English World dictionary

  • rozzer — /roz euhr/, n. Brit. Slang. a policeman. [1890 95; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rozzer — noun A police officer. Syn: police officer …   Wiktionary

  • Rozzer — police officer (cf. French rousse , roussin detective, police) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rozzer — Australian Slang police officer (cf. French rousse , roussin detective, police) …   English dialects glossary

  • rozzer — n British a police officer. This word originated in the 19th century and is still in limited use. The standard derivations offered by reference sources (Romany roozlo, meaning strong, or roosher , a sup posed corruption of rusher ) are not… …   Contemporary slang

  • rozzer — roz·zer || rÉ‘zÉ™(r) / rÉ’zÉ™ n. (British Slang) police officer; policeman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rozzer — noun Brit. informal a police officer. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • rozzer — Noun. A policeman/woman. 1900s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • rozzer — roz·zer …   English syllables

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