Meaning of johndarm in English:

johndarm

(also john-darme, Johndarm)

Pronunciation /ˈdʒɒndɑːm/

noun

slang, historical
  • A police officer.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Theatrical Journal. From gendarme or its etymon French gendarme, with (probably humorous) substitution of the male personal name John for the first element.