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    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!

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    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.

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