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.
Synonymsbuy [slang], pick up, purchase, take
Related Wordsacquire, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secure, win; finance, pay (for), spring (for); barter (for), deal (for), dicker (over), exchange (for), haggle (for), negotiate (about), trade (for); bargain (with), chaffer (with), horse-trade (with), palter (with); bid, offer; rebuy, repurchase
Near Antonymsdeal (in), market, merchandise (also merchandize), retail, sell, vend
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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