cop
Pronunciation Noun

cop (plural cops)

  1. (obsolete) A spider.
Verb

cop (cops, present participle copping; past and past participle copped)

  1. (transitive, formerly dialect, now informal) To obtain, to purchase (as in drugs), to get hold of, to take.
    • 1995, Norman L. Russell, ‎Doug Grad, Suicide Charlie: A Vietnam War Story (page 191)
      He sold me a bulging paper sack full of Cambodian Red for two dolla' MPC. A strange experience, copping from a kid, but it was righteous weed.
    • 2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon & Schuster, page 10:
      Heroin appeared on the streets of our town for the first time, and Innie watched helplessly as his sixteen-year-old brother began taking the train to Harlem to cop smack.
  2. (transitive) To (be forced to) take; to receive; to shoulder; to bear, especially blame or punishment for a particular instance of wrongdoing.
    When caught, he would often cop a vicious blow from his father
  3. (transitive, trainspotting, slang) To see and record a railway locomotive for the first time.
  4. (transitive) To steal.
  5. (transitive) To adopt.
    No need to cop a 'tude with me, junior.
  6. (transitive) To earn by bad behavior.
  7. (intransitive, usually with “to”, slang) to admit, especially to a crime.
    I already copped to the murder. What else do you want from me?
    Harold copped to being known as "Dirty Harry".
  8. (transitive, slang) For a pimp to recruit a prostitute into the stable.
    • 2009, Iceberg Slim, Pimp (page 90)
      I said, 'Tell your tricks to call you here.'
      She laid the bearskin and freaked the joint off with her lights and other crap. Except for the fake stars it was a fair mock-up of her pad where I had copped her.
    • 2011, Shaheem Hargrove, ‎Sharice Cuthrell, The Rise and Fall of a Ghetto Celebrity (page 55)
      The code was to call a pimp and tell him you have his hoe plus turn over her night trap but that was bull because the HOE was out of his stable months before I copped her.
Translations Noun

cop (plural cops)

  1. (slang, law enforcement) A police officer or prison guard.
Synonyms Translations Noun

cop (plural cops)

  1. (crafts) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.
  2. (obsolete) The top, summit, especially of a hill.
    • Cop they used to call / The tops of many hills.
  3. (obsolete) The crown (of the head); also the head itself. [14th-15th c.]
    The stature is bowed down in age, the cop is depressed.
  4. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
  5. (architecture, military) A merlon.

COP
Noun

cop (plural cops)

  1. (law, politics) Initialism of conference of the parties also CoP.
  2. (military) Initialism of common operational picture
  3. (Ireland, medicine) Initialism of community ophthalmic physician



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