plainclothes

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adjective plain·clothes \ˈplān-ˈklō(th)z\

Definition of plainclothes

  1. :  dressed in civilian clothes while on duty —used especially of a police officer

1866

First Known Use of plainclothes

1866


PLAINCLOTHES Defined for English Language Learners

plainclothes

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adjective plain·clothes \ˈplān-ˈklō(th)z\

Definition of plainclothes for English Language Learners

  • : dressed in ordinary clothes and not a uniform while on duty


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plainclothes

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adjective plain·clothes \ˈplān-ˈklōz, -ˈklōthz\

Legal Definition of plainclothes

  1. :  dressed in civilian clothes while on duty —used especially of a police officer


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