a woman employed by a police traffic department to issue tickets for illegal or overtime parking, jaywalking, etc.
A woman member of a police traffic control department who issues tickets for parking violations.
(plural meter maids)
- A female meter attendant: a female public servant tasked with enforcing the use of parking meters.
- (derogatory) A meter attendant of either gender.
- This term is frequently taken as derogatory, even when used in reference to a woman. A more neutral term is meter attendant, which is the term found in the United States Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles.