Complete Definition of "cop"

see|çöp
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÉp/

Etymology 1
From L. and OF. term|capere||to capture.

Verb
en-verb|cop|p|ing

  1. colloquial To capture, get hold of, take.

#* 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.

Derived terms
cop a feel
cop off
cop on
cop out, cop-out

Etymology 2
Short for term|copper||police officer, itself from term|cop||one who cops above, i.e. a criminal.
Sometimes explained as deriving from copper buttons or badges of early NYPD uniforms, though this is often stated to be a folk etymology.

Noun
en-noun

  1. slang A police officer.

Translations
trans-top|A police officer
Norwegian: purk m
Polish: gliniarz m, glina m
Slovak: poliÅ¡ m, hekÃ¡Ä m
trans-mid
Spanish: tombo m, paco m
Swedish: snut
trans-bottom

Etymology 3
OE. term|lang=ang|cop, term|copp, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch term|kop, German term|Kopf.

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete The top, summit, especially of a hill.
  2. obsolete The head.
  3. The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.

Etymology 4
rfe|is this the same as one of the above?

Verb
en-verb|copp|ed

  1. slang to admit, especially to a crime.

#: I already copped to the murder. What else do you want from me?


Catalan

Noun
cop

  1. hit

Category:Catalan nouns


Czech

Etymology
German Zopf

Noun
cop

  1. braid

Category:Czech nouns


French

Etymology
A shortened form of copain.

Pronunciation
[kÉp]

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. colloquial A friend, a pal.

Slovak

Noun
  1. braid

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