crapper dick

crapper dick

slang, dated A police officer assigned to patrol public bathrooms. Such officers became associated with the practice of monitoring for homosexual activity in places where such practices were illegal. "Crapper" is a slang term for the toilet, while "dick" is a slang term for a detective. A: "What's that cop doing here by the bathrooms?" B: "Oh, he must be a crapper dick."
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crapper dick

n. a police officer or detective who patrols public toilets. When he flubbed up the Wilson case, they made him a crapper dick in the central business district.
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A trapper can refer to a bathroom, a toilet, or an actual bottom, and a crapper dick refers to a "vice squad officer on the washroom beat," according to The Queen's Vernacular: A Gay Lexicon.