plainclothesman

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noun plain·clothes·man \ˈplān-ˈklō(th)z-mən, -ˌman\

1899

First Known Use of plainclothesman

1899


PLAINCLOTHESMAN Defined for English Language Learners

plainclothesman

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noun plain·clothes·man \ˈplān-ˈklō(th)z-mən, -ˌman\

Definition of plainclothesman for English Language Learners

  • : a police officer who does not wear a uniform while on duty

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rude, impolite, or socially unacceptable

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