police officer - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “police officer”

See all translations

police officer

noun [C]  us   /pəˈlis ˌɔ·fɪ·sər, ˌɑf·ɪ-/ (plural policemen  /pəˈlis·mən/ or policewomen  /pəˈlisˌwɪm·ən/ ) (male policeman,  /pəˈlis·mən/ , female policewoman,  /pəˈlisˌwʊm·ən/ )
a member of the police force
Translations of “police officer”
in Korean 경찰관…
in Arabic ضابِط شُرْطة…
in Portuguese policial…
in Catalan agent de policia…
in Japanese (男女の)警官, 警察官…
in Italian funzionario, -a di polizia, agente di polizia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 員警…
in Russian полицейский…
in Turkish polis, polis memuru/memuresi)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警察…
in Polish policjant/ka…
(Definition of police officer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of police officer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “police officer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More