plainclothesman :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words

plainclothesman


  • n  a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty

  • The plainclothesman watched laughing as the boy was put aboard a police truck.
  • A plainclothesman who had interrogated Chessman the day after his arrest testified that he made several statements linking him to the red-light crimes, including an admission .
  • At week's end, the former plainclothesman was awaiting trial in Rome's Queen of Heaven jail; Professor Gramantieri, in view of all the publicity, was thinking about a safer place .

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.