Mühlhäusler (1979: 200, 205) makes the attribution to German Schutzmann (from Schutz, protect), remarking that the stem sut is now interpreted as to shoot. However, though perhaps once heard, sutman is not a standard usage. Mihalic only lists sutboi.
(No Mihalic entry)
Kind of person: constable, guard (Mühlhäusler 1979:205)
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