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 Authorities in the area face a new challenge following the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot on Sunday by officer Kimberly Potter in an accidental incident, where the veteran policewoman pulled her handgun instead of a Taser. Jake Dima, Washington Examiner, 13 Apr. 2021 Some words can be both masculine and feminine, depending on the gender of the person involved; a French policeman is le policier, a French policewoman, la policière. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 When cleaning up the mess in Westview, a policewoman pulls her aside and reveals herself as a shapeshifting alien Skrull. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2021 According to Sidik, the policewoman claimed to have been assigned to investigate reports of rape at the center by her superiors, though CNN has no evidence of that claim. Ivan Watson And Rebecca Wright, CNN, 18 Feb. 2021 The next day, Coulibaly shot and killed a young policewoman after failing to attack a Jewish community center in the suburb of Montrouge. Fox News, 17 Dec. 2020 A day later, a third gunman, Mr. Coulibaly, shot and killed a policewoman in a street in Montrouge, a Paris suburb. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 Behind her, a block away, a uniformed policewoman turns the corner, and a young man in a striped T-shirt crosses the road. Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2020 The supermarket attacker, Amedy Coulibaly, also killed a young policewoman. Star Tribune, 1 Sep. 2020

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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 24 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce policewoman (audio) \
plural policewomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

Kids Definition of policewoman

: a woman who is a police officer


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