a police officer. The term derives from 'Smokey the Bear', a cartoon character wearing the hat of a Forest Ranger, who issued warnings against careless behaviour that could cause forest fires; it was then applied, jocularly at first, to any uniformed authority figure. Smokey became the CB (Citizens' Band) radio code word for a highway patrol officer in the 1970s.

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  • smokey — [smō′kē] adj. alt. sp. of SMOKY …   English World dictionary

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  • smokey — adjective see smoky …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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