su·​per·​cop ˌsü-pər-ˈkäp How to pronounce supercop (audio)
plural supercops
: an extremely capable and successful police officer
Die Hard 2 supercop Bruce Willis samples life on the wrong side of the law in an upcoming movie …Melina Gerosa et al.
… an accountant by day who morphs into a seemingly tireless supercop at night.Evening Standard
Armed with a .45 pistol and a law degree, Maria works as … a kind of Colombian supercop who functions as a combination police officer, investigator, and prosecutor.Eliza Griswold

Examples of supercop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shaft was more than a supercop. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supercop was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near supercop

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“Supercop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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