gendarme gendarme  /ˈʒɑn ˌdɑrm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a French policeman

Usage(s):

  1. As they move across town he tries to sell the meat piecemeal, picks fights in bistros, knocks a gendarme out cold and pockets his whistle.
  2. Then spurred off to find his gendarme escort.
  3. An excited gendarme wrenched a Parisian telephone instrument off its hook.

News

  1. Clashes in Guinea's capital kill 1, wound 50 - government

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and more than 50 wounded in Guinea's capital in clashes between supporters of rival political parties, the government said on Monday. The clashes, which blocked roads leading to the centre of Conakry, come in the run-up to a long-awaited parliamentary election, now due on Saturday. The government said a trainee-gendarme had been shot dead and ...
    on September 23, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Clashes in Guinea's capital kill one, wound 50: government

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and more than 50 wounded in Guinea's capital in clashes between supporters of rival political parties, the government said on Monday. The clashes, which blocked roads leading to the centre of Conakry, come in the run-up to a long-awaited parliamentary election, now due on Saturday. The government said a trainee-gendarme had been shot dead and ...
    on September 23, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I felt the assassination of this gendarme as if it were a member of our own security forces because I know how much they work with us and are dedicated to the cause of freedom and of ending ETA," Zapatero said in Madrid.
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Source: AFP

  2. "Mr. Ken Blackwell, wherever you are in North America today, please know that we are not sending the gendarme for you this moment," said Conyers. "I do not like to issue subpoenas. ...... The only problem is we can never reach him."
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: John Conyers Source: KSTP.com

  3. In an interview published Monday in the daily Le Monde, Strauss- Kahn said that the IMF must go beyond being "a 'gendarme' who lends money to countries in difficulty in exchange for adhering to rules that are too strict."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Source: Earthtimes.org

Word of the Day
anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /