Peele vs Peeler - What's the difference?

peele | peeler |


As nouns the difference between peele and peeler

is that peele is a kind of antelope, the rhebok while peeler is (british|slang|dated) a police officer or peeler can be a person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce.

peele

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A kind of antelope, the rhebok.
  • peeler

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the surname of , who established the Irish constabulary and London's police force; compare (bobby), from the given name.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang, dated) A police officer.
  • * 1892 , Banjo Paterson, :
  • A peeler man who heard the din came in to see the show;
    He tried to run the bushman in, but he refused to go.
    And when at last the barber spoke, and said "'Twas all in fun—
    'Twas just a little harmless joke, a trifle overdone."
    Synonyms
    * See .

    Etymology 2

    From (peel) + (-er).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce.
  • A utensil for peeling fruit or vegetables.
  • potato peeler
  • (pejorative, slang) A stripper; one who removes the clothing for entertainment.
  • (obsolete) One who peels or pillages.