rap sheet

noun

Definition of rap sheet

: a police arrest record especially for an individual

Examples of rap sheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spooked by his criminal history, Nunez said, most hiring managers have blown him off, reluctant to take a chance on someone with a rap sheet. Caroline Tien, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Apr. 2022 Smiley Martin, who has a long rap sheet and is affiliated with the Crips gang, according to his social media posts, was shot during the barrage. Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 Police were looking for another suspect in the Sacramento gang shooting, one with a long rap sheet. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 Police also announced two arrests, including one man with a long rap sheet who is currently hospitalized with bullet wounds. Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2022 Her rap sheet was described to me as 37 pages long when printed out. Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022 Brooks has a lengthy criminal record – a 50-page rap sheet stretching back to 1999 in Wisconsin alone, riddled with violent felonies, domestic abuse and drugs. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 1 Dec. 2021 The character is further described as having the soul of an artist, the rap sheet of a criminal, and the audacity to believe in a second chance with Cal Fire. Joe Otterson, Variety, 24 Feb. 2022 The suspect, 25-year-old Assamad Nash, was charged with murder and has a rap sheet showing at least a dozen arrests over the last decade. Fox News, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rap sheet

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rap sheet was in 1960

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Last Updated

6 May 2022

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“Rap sheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rap%20sheet. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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