cop an attitude

Definition of cop an attitude

US, informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  top, crest

    :  a cylindrical or conical mass of thread, yarn, or roving wound on a quill or tube

    :  a quill or tube upon which it is wound

  1. :  to get hold of :  catch, capture

    :  purchase

    :  steal, swipe

  1. :  police officer

  1. : copper

    : copulative

    : copy

  1. :  the arrangement of the parts of a body or figure :  posture

    :  a position assumed for a specific purpose

    :  a ballet position similar to the arabesque in which the raised leg is bent at the knee

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to criticize severely

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