American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman who is a member of a police force.
- n. A female police officer.
- n. a woman policeman
- police + woman (Wiktionary)
“Because of the cases potential political ramifications, a young policewoman is sent from Paris to aid Bruno with his investigation.”
“Instead she signed on as a "policewoman" -- a very different job than "patrolman.”
“Selebi, who also faces charges for calling a policewoman a”
“If he really called the policewoman a 'f ... gorilla' he should be man enough to admit it and apologise," McIntosh said.”
“For Officer Christy Lynne Hamilton, becoming a policewoman was the beginning of a new life and the fulfillment of a dream -- one she put off until after she raised her two children.”
“The policewoman was an inch or two shorter than I, but broader, stronger, with a tough-looking body that belied the pleasant sweetness of her round face.”
“I haven't been called a policewoman in so long, but when I think about it, it's an honor," said Day, 59, dressed in a black jacket and black shoes that have taken her through Cincinnati's neighborhoods in search of justice for children.”
“It affects all officers who have earned the title "policewoman" by graduating from the police academy.”
“Escorted by Miss Brewster, who acted chaperon, or "policewoman" as Sheila insisted on calling her, they walked in orderly file down the eucalyptus avenue to the town, past the hotel, along the esplanade, and up a steep incline to the Villa Bleue.”
“Cincinnati's last 'policewoman' reflects on career”
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