Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    Mehrgan's Avatar
    Mehrgan is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,587
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Plainclothes police officer"?

    [QUOTE=BobK;713842]You [QUOTE]
    could also describe a plainclothes policeman as being 'in civvies' - meaning 'in the clothes of a civilian' - but this expression could be applied to anyone who wears uniform when on duty (soldiers, sailors, doormen, parking attendants...).



    Wow! I just love that "civvies"!
    Ta!

  2. #12
    apex2000's Avatar
    apex2000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Wales
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    785
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Plainclothes police officer"?

    You may also hear 'tec' which is a shortened form for detective, all of whom wear plain clothes when working unless on parade when they wear uniform.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. "the police" and "police"
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Sep-2009, 16:11
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 08:27
  3. A police officer was standing over/by me.
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-Jan-2008, 22:27
  4. pronunciation of the words "police" and "polite"?
    By dihen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Mar-2006, 02:56
  5. The word "police"
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13-Apr-2004, 19:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk