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 But the bullcrap meter maids may not be swayed by Hurd’s argument, in an era where outrage motivates voters more than optimism. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 Poehler voiced two main characters on the show: Duncan, an average 15-year-old boy always one step away from making a good decision, and his mom, Annie, a meter maid with aspirations of being a detective. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 1 July 2022 Linny also bought and refurbished a 1973 Cushman, a three-wheeled vehicle previously used for meter maid patrols. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 6 Jan. 2020 Jan opened it to find three people standing on the porch: Two police officers and a meter maid. Gina Barton,, 30 Aug. 2017 The meter maid took the children into another room. Gina Barton,, 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, 8 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meter maid was in 1957

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“Meter maid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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