Slang name for policeman as used in Northern Ireland (I'm not sure if its used elsewhere). Derived from the name Robert Peel, who I don't know a lot about, but had something to do with setting up the police force.

Slang name for exotic dancers as used in Canada. I have not heard it in common use elsewhere. Likely related to the act of peeling off clothing during the course of their performances. Also used a term of reference for strip clubs, which are known as "the peelers".

Usage:

"I saw Jim at the peelers last night." - Jim was at the strip club.

"That's one good looking peeler." - That exotic dancer is very attractive.

I imagine this context could get you into trouble in Northern Ireland.

Peel"er (?), n.

One who peels or strips.

 

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Peel"er, n. [See Peel to plunder.]

A pillager.

 

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Peel"er, n.

A nickname for a policeman; -- so called from Sir Robert Peel. [British Slang] See Bobby.

 

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