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List of police-related slang terms

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Many slang terms, often considered offensive, exist for police officers. These terms are rarely .... corruption of "force" (see above). The term was used in the title of Hot Fuzz, a 2007 p...

The Straight Dope: Why are the police called cops, pigs, or the fuzz?

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May 31, 2005 ... Could you tell me more about the words fuzz, pigs, and cops and how they ... The London police were called bobbies, after Sir Robert Peel who ...

Why are the police called the fuzz? | Reference.com

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No one is certain why the police are called the fuzz. According to The Straight Dope, what linguists know for certain is that "fuzz" was first used to refer to ...

Why are the police called 'the fuzz'? - Quora

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Mar 13, 2012 ... Could you tell me more about the words fuzz, pigs, and cops and how they ... The London police were called bobbies, after Sir Robert Peel who ...

When Cops Were Pigs - 1968 by Ron Kurtus - Lessons Learned ...

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Dec 3, 2012 ... Police have been called many names throughout the years, including fuzz, coppers, and pigs. They were called coppers as far back as 1846.

Why are the police often called pigs? - FunTrivia Homepage

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Jan 19, 2012 ... Why are the police often called pigs - trivia question /questions ... .com/columns/ read/2209/why-are-the-police-called-cops-pigs-or-the-fuzz ...

Why Police Officers are Sometimes Called "Pigs" and Why ...

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Mar 26, 2014 ... Why Police Officers are Sometimes Called “Pigs”. Unlike so many other nicknames for the police, such as cops and the fuzz, this particular term ...

Why are cops called pigs? - Instant Answer

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Jul 23, 2015 ... And come to think of it, I don't even know what the acronym, cop ... People have called the police several names like coppers, fuzz, pigs, etc.

Copper (police officer) | WordReference Forums

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May 23, 2007 ... I mean, would a policeman call himself a copper or react with ... When I was a kid (in the 60s and 70s) we also had the slang term "the fuzz" for the police. .... Shanghai) and he asked me once why people called cops "pigs".

Slang for police, police officer | WordReference Forums

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Nov 10, 2011 ... In the U.S., slang for the police (colletively) is "the cops," and for a police officer, " a cop." In the past, they were called "the fuzz" or even "the pigs ...

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"COP," "FUZZ," and "PIG" Explained - Police Forums & Law ...

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So it's not like "COP" and "FUZZ," or "Flatfoot," or "Dick," all of which were ... You should hear some of the names I have called the bad guys!

Urban Dictionary: the fuzz

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Comes from the fact that a lot of police back in the 60's joined straight of the military and they brought with them the very short military haircut that gave them the ...

Does anyone know why the police were called the 'fuzz ...

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Dear Word Detective: Please, what is the origin of "fuzz" (in the sense of ... When I was growing up in the 1960's, we called police officers many ...