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cop

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noun \ˈkäp\

Definition of cop

  1. 1 dial chiefly English :  top, crest

  2. 2 :  a cylindrical or conical mass of thread, yarn, or roving wound on a quill or tube; also :  a quill or tube upon which it is wound



Origin of cop

Middle English, from Old English copp


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with cop


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cop

verb

Simple Definition of cop

  • : to get (something desirable)

  • : to steal or take (something) from someone

  • : to receive (something undesirable)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cop

coppedcopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 slang :  to get hold of :  catch, capture; also :  purchase

  3. 2 slang :  steal, swipe

  4. 3 :  adopt 2 <cop an attitude>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. slang :  admit 2b —used with to <these small-timers would…cop to the smallest offense their attorney could negotiate — Tom Clancy>

cop a plea
  1. :  to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid standing trial for a more serious one; broadly :  to admit fault and plead for mercy

Examples of cop in a sentence

  1. I managed to cop an invitation.

  2. He copped the idea from me.

  3. They expected me to cop all the blame!

  4. He copped the full force of the blow.



Origin of cop

perhaps from Dutch kapen to steal, from Frisian kāpia to buy; akin to Old High German kouf trade — more at cheap


First Known Use: 1704


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cop

noun

Definition of cop



Origin of cop

short for 3copper


First Known Use: 1859


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cop

abbreviation

Definition of cop

  1. 1 copper

  2. 2 copulative

  3. 3 copy

  4. 4 copyright





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noun \ˈkäp\

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