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catchpole

noun catch·pole \-ˌpōl\

Definition of catchpole

  1. :  a sheriff's deputy; especially :  one who makes arrests for failure to pay a debt



Variants of catchpole

or catch·poll play \-ˌpōl\

Origin of catchpole

Middle English cacchepol, from Anglo-French cachepole, literally, chicken chaser, from cacher + pol chicken, from Latin pullus — more at catch, pullet


First Known Use: before 12th century


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