German: ‘Schutzmann’.

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)
® sutboi.

Noun forms

  1. Kind of person: constable, guard (Mühlhäusler 1979:205)

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