labdick

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Lothian and Borders Police + dick.

Noun[edit]

labdick (plural labdicks)

  1. (dialect, Edinburgh) policeman
    • 1993, Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting, p 333:
      Begbie, realising that they are well on their way and have not been intercepted by the Lothian and Borders Constabulary, the labdicks, is more relaxed.