rap sheet

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of rap sheet

: a police arrest record especially for an individual

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First Known Use of rap sheet

1960

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Definition of rap sheet for English Language Learners

  • : a list kept by the police of all the times a person has been arrested


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