cop


1cop

noun \ˈkäp\

Definition of COP

1
dial chiefly English :  top, crest
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

2cop

verb

: to get (something desirable)

: to steal or take (something) from someone

: to receive (something undesirable)

coppedcop·ping

Full Definition of COP

transitive verb
1
slang :  to get hold of :  catch, capture; also :  purchase
2
slang :  steal, swipe
3
:  adopt 2 <cop an attitude>
intransitive verb
slang :  admit 2b —used with to <these small-timers would…cop to the smallest offense their attorney could negotiate — Tom Clancy>
cop a plea
:  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

  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

3cop

noun

Definition of COP

Origin of COP

short for 3copper
First Known Use: 1859

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

4cop

abbreviation

Definition of COP

1
copper
2
copulative
3
copy
4
copyright

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