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Webster 1913 Edition


Peeler

Peel′er

(pēl′ẽr)
,
Noun.
One who peels or strips.

Peel′er

,
Noun.
[See
Peel
to plunder.]
A pillager.

Peel′er

,
Noun.
A nickname for a policeman; – so called from
Sir Robert
Peel
.
[British Slang]
See
Bobby
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Peeler

PEE'LER

,
Noun.
One that peels, strips or flays.
1.
A plunderer; pillaged.

Definition 2022


peeler

peeler

English

Noun

peeler (plural peelers)

  1. (Britain, slang, dated) A police officer.
    • 1892, Banjo Paterson, The Man from Ironbark:
      A peeler man who heard the din came in to see the show;
      He tried to run the bushman in, but he refused to go.
      And when at last the barber spoke, and said "'Twas all in fun—
      'Twas just a little harmless joke, a trifle overdone."
Synonyms
  • See Wikisaurus:police officer.
Related terms

Etymology 2

peel + -er

Noun

peeler (plural peelers)

  1. A person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce.
  2. A utensil for peeling fruit or vegetables.
    potato peeler
  3. (pejorative, slang) A stripper; one who removes the clothing for entertainment.
  4. (obsolete) One who peels or pillages.
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