charpering omi

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From charper (to seek) + omi (man)

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charpering omi (plural charpering omis)

  1. (Polari) A policeman.
    • 2012 November 22, Judge, Tanice, Twitter[1]:
      Get a charpering omi round now!
    • 2015, Howard, Alex, A Hard Woman to Kill:
      'She's street, but she's not tough.' He sipped his tea. 'How's the charpering omi?'

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