an·​ti-po·​lice ˌan-tē-pə-ˈlēs How to pronounce anti-police (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward the police
anti-police protests

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jeffery showed video and still images of a squad car on fire and others with windows broken and covered with anti-police graffiti. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023 Environmentalists say the 85-acre complex will destroy the South River Forest, while anti-police activists say the complex would promote the militarization of the police department. Fox News, 8 Mar. 2023 What started as a local Atlanta controversy in mid-2021 has boiled over into a focal point of national anti-police and environmental activism. Ben Brasch, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2023 As protests continued nightly, anti-police sentiment seemed to spread across all quarters of the city. Jamie Thompson, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-police was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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