Origin and Etymology of cop
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of cop
- cop an attitude
- these small-timers would … cop to the smallest offense their attorney could negotiate
- —Tom Clancy
Examples of cop in a Sentence
I managed to cop an invitation.
He copped the idea from me.
They expected me to cop all the blame!
He copped the full force of the blow.
take hold (of);
COP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cop for English Language Learners
: to get (something desirable)
: to steal or take (something) from someone
: to receive (something undesirable)
COP Defined for Kids
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