policewoman

noun
po·​lice·​wom·​an | \ pə-ˈlēs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce policewoman (audio) \

Definition of policewoman

: a woman who is a member of a police force

Examples of policewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In total, 17 lives were taken, including a policewoman who was positioned outside a gas station used by the Kouachi brothers in Montrouge. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "On this day: The Charlie Hebdo attack," 7 Jan. 2020 The main character in the show is one such cop, policewoman Angela Abar (Regina King), a hero with complicated morals. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Everything You Need to Know About the Watchmen Graphic Novel Before You Watch the Show," 18 Oct. 2019 The central character in the show is Angela (Regina King), a policewoman living in Tulsa who — along with her colleagues — was the target of a mass attack several years before by a group called the Seventh Cavalry. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "All the Watchmen Easter Eggs and References You Might Have Missed," 22 Oct. 2019 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall, Nancy meets a savvy policewoman, groundbreaking for its day. Michael Callahan, Marie Claire, "The Timely Return of Nancy Drew," 9 Oct. 2019 The murder of a white policewoman by a black teenager set off a firestorm of debate, much of it racially charged. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Police video: After running over Baltimore County officer Caprio, teen tried to hide Jeep key in interrogation," 26 Aug. 2019 To their right, earlier arrivals stayed warm behind a clear plastic sheet, protected by a pretty policewoman, and down those stairs Brenda, the volunteer, now came to meet the new Guatemalans. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "“Just Keep Going North”," 5 July 2019 There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Gendered language like 'manhole' will soon be banned from Berkeley's city codes," 18 July 2019 There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Gendered language like ‘manhole’ and ‘chairmen’ will soon be banned from Berkeley’s city codes," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of policewoman

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Policewoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/policewoman. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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policewoman

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How to pronounce policewoman (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of policewoman

: a woman who is a police officer

policewoman

noun
po·​lice·​wom·​an | \ pə-ˈlēs-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce policewoman (audio) \
plural policewomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of policewoman

: a woman who is a police officer

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