cop an attitude

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Definition of cop an attitude

US, informal
: to show that one believes he or she is more important or better than other people by behaving in a rude or unpleasant way The students tried to cop an attitude with the new teacher.

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“Cop an attitude.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cop%20an%20attitude. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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