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

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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 Faid was sentenced to 25 years in the 2010 death of a young policewoman killed during a botched robbery. Washington Post, "French convict escapes from prison using a helicopter," 1 July 2018 Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen’s right-hand colleague is his wife; their daughter Anna Mia is an eager young policewoman; and the other cops on the team share a close occupational kinship. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: When Murder Strikes at a Family’s Heart," 3 Aug. 2018 In related attacks, a gunman kills a policewoman and four people taken hostage in a Jewish supermarket in Paris. Joanna Sugden, WSJ, "Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack," 14 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of policewoman

1853, in the meaning defined above

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policewoman

noun

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 \

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: a woman who is a police officer

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