Definition of rozzer in English:



informal British
  • A police officer.

    • ‘While the unions were gutted, many of the rozzers were said to be ‘made up’.’
    • ‘The rozzers showed up a split second later en masse (two cars and a van) and rang the loud neighbour's doorbell.’
    • ‘I knew it was only a matter of minutes before I was rumbled and some sort of motorway security or, worse, the rozzers themselves would be on the scene.’
    • ‘The rozzers may well have been professional in their approach, but we wonder how the circumstances would have allowed for ‘kindness and compassion’.’
    • ‘So, being upstanding citizens they immediately called the rozzers, fearing that a drink-driving offence was about to be committed.’
    • ‘The rozzers said that if the car isn't found in a couple of days it'll probably be locked up in a safe house until they either sell it on or dismantle it and use it for parts.’
    • ‘Back in Guayaquil, the local rozzers roll past, and don't bat an eyelid.’
    • ‘Apart from a few additional rozzers around the Palace, you'd never know anything was happening.’
    • ‘It started when a gang, peacefully nicking stuff, was rudely disturbed by French rozzers.’
    • ‘It does make you smell a bit funny, apparently, but the rozzers will never know.’
    police officer, policeman, policewoman, PC, WPC, officer of the law, detective, DC



/ˈräzər/ /ˈrɑzər/


Late 19th century of unknown origin.