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 Far more valuable is the very human policewoman Ellie (Kiki Layne), who professes to be a rabid fan of the Rescue Rangers. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 Five people were killed in the shootings and several were wounded, including a policewoman. Geneva Sands, CNN, 9 Jan. 2022 The latter is Chilean animator Hugo Covarrubias’ slow-burning, textural glimpse — set during the country’s military dictatorship — of the corrosive duality in a policewoman’s daily life with her dog, her body and her demons. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2022 For unclear reasons, María has been working with a band of narcos that includes the young Adán (Daniel García) — a rising gangster whose own mother, Roberta (Aida Roa), is a policewoman caught up in a corrupt system. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2022 In September, the sister of a pregnant policewoman told CNN her sibling had been killed by Taliban forces. Radina Gigova And Rob Picheta, CNN, 30 Nov. 2021 Bond also becomes involved with Gala Brand, a Special Branch policewoman working undercover with Drax. John Mariani, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Acharya got the idea for a series based around a policewoman when on vacation in the Himalayan foothill state of Himachal Pradesh. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 24 Dec. 2021 Former policewoman Ewa Lapinska says her daughters were initially unhappy by her participation in the group. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of policewoman

1853, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2022

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“Policewoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/policewoman. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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