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cop Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
    pig; fuzz; copper; bull.
  2. verb take by theft
    knock off; glom; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!
  3. verb take into custody
    nab; pick up; apprehend; nail; arrest; collar.
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Cop noun
AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup, Cob.
  1. The top of a thing; the head; a crest. Obs.
    Cop they used to call The tops of many hills. Draton.
  2. A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.
  3. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
  4. (Mil. Arch.) same as Merlon.
  5. A policeman. Slang

Webster 1913