Definition of canteen culture in English:

canteen culture


mass nouninformal
  • (in the UK) a set of conservative and discriminatory attitudes said to exist within the police force.

    ‘clumsy questioning of suspects will not improve unless so-called police canteen culture is wiped out’
    • ‘When policemen are responsible for the violence, I dare say it's canteen culture.’
    • ‘I believe we have got to the heart of canteen culture.’
    • ‘In recent years North Yorkshire police were condemned for establishing a canteen culture and county ambulance service chiefs were censured for bullying.’