- The definition of cop is a spindle of thread or yarn, or is slang for police officer.
- An example of a cop is thread round around a spindle in a cone shape.
- An example of a cop is a person who gives traffic tickets.
- Cop is defined as to buy drugs, or to capture or steal.
An example of cop is to take a person's bike without asking.
A police officer is called a cop.
cop definition by Webster's New World
- Now Dial. the top or crest, as of a hill
- a cone-shaped roll of thread or yarn coiled round a spindle
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English cop, probably akin to German kopf and amp; Dutch kop, head ; from Late Latin cuppa: see cup
- to seize, capture, win, steal, etc.
- to buy (drugs)
Origin: ; from north British dialect, dialectal form of obsolete cap, to seize; probably ; from Old French caper ; from Classical Latin capere, to take: see have
Origin: see copper
cop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A police officer.
- One that regulates certain behaviors or actions: “Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s, … the World Bank … became a stern economic taskmaster and cop” (Richard J. Barnet).
Origin: Short for copper2.
Slangtransitive verb copped copped, cop·ping, cops
- To take unlawfully or without permission; steal. See Synonyms at steal.
- a. To get hold of; gain or win: a show that copped four awards; copped a ticket to the game.b. To take or catch: “copped a quick look at the gentleman in a caramel cashmere sport coat on the right” (Gail Sheehy).
Origin: Probably variant of cap, to catch, from Old French caper, from Latin capere; see capture.
- A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle.
- Chiefly British A summit or crest, as of a hill.
Origin: Middle English, summit, from Old English.
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cop - Phrases/Idioms
cop a pleaâ
cop outâ Slang
- to confess to the police, often implicating another
- to go back (on a promise, commitment, etc.); back down; renege
- to give up; quit; surrender
cop a plea