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

Examples of anti-police in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Macklemore kicks off with a salute to N.W.A and the group’s explicit 1988 anti-police anthem. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 7 May 2024 Police departments nationwide have sought ways to improve officer retention and recruitment after many have reported staffing shortfalls amid anti-police sentiment over the past several years. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 27 Feb. 2024 Related As a statement, the mural was mostly just anti-police. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 20 Feb. 2024 Two other officers who assisted in the arrest were also found guilty at the court in Bobigny, a suburb northeast of Paris, in a decision that was, however, unlikely to fully satisfy either police unions or anti-police brutality activists. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 An anti-police activist who was involved in a physical altercation with Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin De León at a holiday toy giveaway has filed a lawsuit against De León and the city, saying the event did not have sufficient security to protect the public. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 As workers clashed with police forces, bakers gave cheeky, anti-police and anti-church names to some of the pastries that are still enjoyed in Argentina to this day. Shelly Tan, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The understaffed Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland is reportedly planning to recruit in Puerto Rico amid shortages that have rattled departments across the country following 2020’s anti-police rhetoric and protests. Emma Colton, Fox News, 19 Sep. 2023 There were rants against the LGBTQ+ community, posts about political correctness as well as anti-police content. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 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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“Anti-police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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