Definitions

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  • noun uncountable, Geordie The police.
  • noun countable, Geordie A policeman or policewoman.

Etymologies

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From the Standard English police, compare Scots polis.

Examples

  • The country people stared with astonishment as they passed, and the muggers and tinkers, who were withdrawing their horses from the farmers 'fields, stood trembling, lest they might be the' pollis 'coming after them.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • The young man still replied: ‘Come to the pollis!’ and was dragging me against the donkey in a violent manner, as if there were any affinity between that animal and a magistrate, when he changed his mind, jumped into the cart, sat upon my box, and, exclaiming that he would drive to the pollis straight, rattled away harder than ever.

    David Copperfield

  • The strong support for impeachment found in this pollis especially surprising because the views of impeachment supporters are entirely absent from the broadcast and print media, and can only be found on the Internet and in street protests, including the large anti-war rally in Washington on September 24.

    Poll: Americans Want Bush Impeached

  • Ye may be charged also with resisting the pollis in the execution of dooty.

    Tropic Days

  • The young man still replied: 'Come to the pollis!' and was dragging me against the donkey in a violent manner, as if there were any affinity between that animal and a magistrate, when he changed his mind, jumped into the cart, sat upon my box, and, exclaiming that he would drive to the pollis straight, rattled away harder than ever.

    David Copperfield

  • Come to the pollis, you young warmin, come to the pollis! '

    David Copperfield

  • Come to the pollis you young warmin, come to the pollis!

    XII. Liking Life on My Own Account No Better, I Form a Great Resolution

  • Me want 'em catch Lathy-chap before pollis-man come.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • – Mithis tell pollis-man Wombo plenty good blackfellow.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • "Well, sir, the master said he would inform the pollis, but then came the news of the murder, and no one had any thoughts for anything else after that."

    Simon

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