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(Originally) a body of police carrying arms, an armed police force; (now usually) (treated as plural) a number of police officers carrying guns, especially (British) officers of a police division or unit trained and authorized to use firearms.
Late 18th century.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.