meter maid


Definition of meter maid

: a woman assigned by a police or traffic department to write tickets for parking violations

Examples of meter maid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Linny also bought and refurbished a 1973 Cushman, a three-wheeled vehicle previously used for meter maid patrols. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "The Anchorage parking fairies: How a $75 ticket started a movement," 6 Jan. 2020 In 2013, the city of Keene, New Hampshire, sued a group of meter maids, there called the Robin Hoods. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "The Anchorage parking fairies: How a $75 ticket started a movement," 6 Jan. 2020 Jan opened it to find three people standing on the porch: Two police officers and a meter maid. Gina Barton,, "CHAPTER 1: "NOT MY BABY"," 30 Aug. 2017 The meter maid took the children into another room. Gina Barton,, "CHAPTER 1: "NOT MY BABY"," 30 Aug. 2017 Eerily enough, a meter maid rolled by asking about a car that had been parked in front of the Coopers' house for two days — one that ostensibly belonged to Chic's creepy (and now very dead) acquaintance. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Knows How Amazing of a Boyfriend Jughead Is on “Riverdale”," 8 Feb. 2018

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Meter maid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of meter maid

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned : a woman whose job is to find vehicles that are parked illegally

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