usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2).
el poli, la poli
masculine or feminine noun
1. (colloquial) (police officer) 
a. cop (colloquial) 
Mi hermano es poli y tiene un gran sentido de la justicia.My brother is a cop and he has a great sense of justice.
2. (colloquial) (police) 
a. cops (colloquial) (plural) 
La poli detuvo al ladrón con las manos en la masa.The cops caught the thief red-handed.
1. (general) 
a. cop 
2. (general) 
a. cops 
cop (familiar)
la poli the cops (familiar)
; (p)
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