Definitions for COPkɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cop*kɒp(v.t.)copped, cop•ping.

  1. to catch; nab.

    Category: Informal

  2. to steal; filch.

    Category: Informal

  3. cop out, to renege on a promise; avoid a responsibility.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase

Idioms for cop:

  1. cop a plea, to plea-bargain.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

* Informal..

Origin of cop:

1695–1705; cf. cap (obs.) to arrest, Scots cap to seize 蠐 dial. OF caper to take, ult. < L capere


  1. Category: Informal

    Ref: police officer.

  2. a person who seeks to regulate a specified behavior, activity, practice, etc.:

    character cops.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of cop:

1855–60; cf. copper2


  1. a conical mass of thread or yarn wound on a spindle.

  2. Brit. Dial. crest; tip.

    Category: British

Origin of cop:

bef. 1000; ME, OE cop tip, top

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig(verb)

    uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

  2. hook, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom(verb)

    take by theft

    "Someone snitched my wallet!"

  3. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cop(noun)ɒp

    a police officer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cop(noun)

    the top of a thing; the head; a crest

  2. Cop(noun)

    a conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc

  3. Cop(noun)

    a tube or quill upon which silk is wound

  4. Cop(noun)

    same as Merlon

  5. Cop(noun)

    a policeman


  1. Cop

    Cop is the second studio by American post-punk band Swans. It was released in 1984, through record label K.422.

Anagrams of COP

  1. CPO

  2. OPC

  3. POC

Translations for COP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a slang abbreviation of copper2 .

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