po·lice·wom·an | \pə-ˈlēs-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of policewoman 

: a woman who is a member of a police force

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Prosecutors accuse her of complicity in the killing of nine men, eight of Turkish origin and one of Greek, and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. Fox News, "A look at the 5 defendants in Germany's neo-Nazi trial," 10 July 2018 Of the 10 people killed by the NSU between 2000 and 2007, eight were men of Turkish origin, one man was Greek and the tenth was a German policewoman. Frank Jordans, The Seattle Times, "As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families demand more answers," 10 July 2018 Eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman were shot to death by the NSU. Erik Kirschbaum, latimes.com, "German Neo-Nazi found guilty of murder in execution-style slayings of migrants," 11 July 2018 Seven other men of Turkish origin, a Greek man and a German policewoman were also killed by the group between 2000 and 2007. Fox News, "As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families still seek answers," 10 July 2018 Despite numerous leads and informants close to the group, German police failed to arrest the NSU and discounted a far-right motive in the killing of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. Frank Jordans, chicagotribune.com, "German suspect in neo-Nazi trial denies role in 10 killings," 3 July 2018 In this June 1, 2018 photo, a group of women faces a line of policewomen in riot gear, before a feminist march in Santiago, Chile. Washington Post, "A ‘Me Too’ movement shakes Chilean universities," 28 June 2018 When not cooking or eating, Bruno chafes at red tape, worries about an ambitious policewoman, and mentors a star player on the local women’s rugby team. Adam Woog, The Seattle Times, "If you can’t get to France, maybe these set-in France crime novels will tide you over?," 5 June 2018 The attacker used his two-day furlough to kill two policewomen and a bystander in Liege and an old friend outside the eastern industrial city. Fox News, "Belgian justice minister rejects calls to quit over killings," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of policewoman

1853, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of policewoman

: a woman who is a police officer


po·lice·wom·an | \pə-ˈlēs-ˌwu̇-mən \
plural policewomen\-ˌwi-mən \

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: a woman who is a police officer

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