: a law-enforcement officer (as a sheriff or marshal)
Examples of LAWMAN
- Wyatt Earp was a famous American lawman of the Wild West.
- <as the rural county's chief lawman, the sheriff has to patrol a vast area with only minimal manpower>
First Known Use of LAWMAN
Related to LAWMAN
- bobby [British], bull [slang], constable [chiefly British], cop, copper, flatfoot [slang], fuzz, gendarme, officer, policeman, police officer, shamus [slang]
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