(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Chiefly British. A member of a law-enforcement agency: bluecoat, finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer, police, policeman, police officer, policewoman. Informal: cop, law. Slang: bull1, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase). Chiefly British: constable, peeler. See LAW.

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