From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Police
copcop1 /kɒp $ kɑːp/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 informalSCP a police officer the local cop a narcotics cop He pulled out his badge and said he was a cop.2 not be much cop3 it’s a fair cop
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copI was a cop, once.Holly Hunter is a San Francisco cop on the trail of a killer.a motorcycle copIt stars Erik Estrada, who first became famous as part of the gay motorcycle cop tandem on CHiPS.If he's a skilled boardroom apparatchik, they say he's not much cop as a coach.Nasty cop, nice cop: they were following procedure to the letter.Retired railroad cop and not a bad fellow for a cop.There are more criminals out there than cops to chase them.She knew the cops wouldn't just fine her.Somehow, the charm of seeing city streets swarm with uneducated, unemployable and unsupervised children is lost on the cops.
copcop2 verb (copped, copping) [transitive] spoken informal 1 cop it2 British English to receive something, especially something that you do not want I copped all the blame for what happened.3 cop hold of something4 cop an attitude5 cop a feel6 cop a plea7 cop a buzz cop off cop out→ See Verb table
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copI hope the others have been copped by the attendants.As it was, I copped out just a little.You know, even with the beard and glasses they still copped the face in Caracas.Linda Vernon copped the grand prize this year with her new novel.With its packages yet to hit the street, Clarify figures its technology will cop the leadership position.Mr Coffee will cop to the situation by engaging only the five basic universal appliance functions that every school child will know.
Origin cop1 (1800-1900) copper police officer ((19-21 centuries)), from COP2 to arrest ((19-20 centuries)) cop2 (1700-1800) Perhaps from Dutch kapen to steal, from Frisian kapia to take away