In France, Belgium.
- A soldier serving as an armed policeman.
- A police officer; esp., a French police officer.
(slang) A police officer.
(historical) A French cavalryman commanding a squad.
A member of the French national police organization constituting a branch of the armed forces with responsibility for general law enforcement.
Other Word Forms
Origin of gendarme
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition