The definition of cop is a spindle of thread or yarn, or is slang for police officer.(noun)
Cop is defined as to buy drugs, or to capture or steal.(verb)
An example of cop is to take a person's bike without asking.
See cop in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OE cop, prob. akin to Ger kopf & Du kop, head < LL cuppa: see cup
See cop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Short for copper2.
transitive verb copped copped, cop·ping, cops
Origin: Probably variant of cap, to catch
Origin: , from Old French caper
Origin: , from Latin capere; see capture.
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