[pleyn-klohz-muh n, -man, -klohth z-] /ˈpleɪnˈkloʊz mən, -ˌmæn, -ˈkloʊðz-/

noun, plural plainclothesmen
[pleyn-klohz-muh n, -men, -klohth z-] /ˈpleɪnˈkloʊz mən, -ˌmɛn, -ˈkloʊðz-/ (Show IPA)
a police officer, especially a detective, who wears ordinary civilian clothes while on duty.


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