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Definition of plain-clothes adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

plain-clothes

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpleɪn ˈkləʊðz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpleɪn ˈkloʊðz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌpleɪn ˈkləʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpleɪn ˈkloʊz//
 
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(of police officers on duty) wearing ordinary clothes, not uniform plain-clothes police officers

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