traffic cop


: a police officer who directs traffic or gives fines to people who break traffic laws

Examples of traffic cop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But soon find friendship in the shape of the couple next door, alpha traffic cop Danny (Heughan) and his wife, glamorous yoga instructor Becka (Jessica De Gouw, Pennyworth). Kimberly Roots, TVLine, 11 July 2024 In one scene, Foley is arrested while trying to commandeer a traffic cop’s adorable little car for a requisite police chase. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 18 June 2024 The traffic cop is played by Murphy’s daughter, Bria, one of his 10 kids. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 18 June 2024 Specifically, the one-time traffic cop alleged in public statements and a federal lawsuit that he was hounded for still writing tickets to traffic violators who presented Police Benevolent Association courtesy cards, issued to friends and family of officers. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 20 Jan. 2024 Spellacy aims for Patch to be a trustworthy traffic cop on the carbon reduction highway. Hank Tucker, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Seeing no other option, the city hired a traffic cop and put the signs up for sale. Jack McCordick, The New Republic, 13 Sep. 2023 Tana may carry the film’s finale, but its epiphanies are modest, its incidents — a run-in with a traffic cop, a breath of romance with a Dallas dreamboat — taken casually in stride, part of a larger whole that spans real-life portraiture and quoted Mary Oliver poetry. Guy Lodge, Variety, 27 July 2023 The Rules Committee of the House of Representatives has been called many things: traffic cop, the Speaker’s committee, handmaiden of the Speaker. E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker, 19 July 2023

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“Traffic cop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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