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cop

informal A police officer. A couple of cops came in asking questions this morning. Is everything all right? I always wanted to be a cop when I was a kid.
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cop

1. tv. to take or steal something. (Originally underworld.) Somebody copped the statue from the town square.
2. n. a theft. (Underworld.) They pulled the cop in broad daylight.
3. n. a police officer. (From sense 1) The cop wasn’t in any mood to put up with any monkey business.
4. tv. to arrest someone. (see also copped.) They copped Sam with the evidence right on him.
5. n. an arrest. It was a smooth cop. No muss, no fuss.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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