"staties" = 'state police officers'

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Aug 7 18:25:12 UTC 2001

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 07:20:35PM +0100, Jonathon Green wrote:
> 2000 George V. Higgins _At End of Day_ (2001) 94: One of them was gonna get
> himelf grabbed by some kid Statie two weeks outta the academy.
> And I'm sure this far from the sole citation.

I'm sure you're right. We have evidence going back to John O'Hara.
Still, I don't consider it an especially popular term, as American
slang goes.

Jesse Sheidlower

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