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mugshot

noun [C] uk   /ˈmʌɡˌʃɒt/ us    /-ʃɑːt/ slang
a photograph taken by the police of a person who has been charged with a crime: A poster with mugshots of wanted men was on the wall.
Translations of “mugshot”
in Chinese (Traditional) (員警為嫌疑犯拍的)臉部照片…
in Chinese (Simplified) (警察为嫌疑犯拍的)脸部照片…
(Definition of mugshot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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