Meaning of “police officer” in the English Dictionary

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"police officer" in British English

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police officernoun [ C ]

uk /pəˈliːs ˌɒf.ɪ.sər/ us /pəˈliːs ˌɑː.fɪ.sɚ/

Examples from literature

  • But if a police officer in Singapore sees you spitting, you will have to pay a lot of money. 
  • The police officer shot at a paper target to practice using his new weapon. 
  • Workers from the city sent free hot meals, and about 70 police officers were brought by the government to help with safety at the camp. 

(Definition of “police officer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"police officer" in American English

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police officernoun [ C ]

us /pəˈlis ˌɔ·fɪ·sər, ˌɑf·ɪ-/ plural policemen /pəˈlis·mən/ policewomen /pəˈlisˌwɪm·ən/ male policeman, /pəˈlis·mən/ , female policewoman, /pəˈlisˌwʊm·ən/

a member of the police force

(Definition of “police officer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)