verb (used with object), copped, copping. Informal.
to catch; nab.
to steal; filch.
to buy (narcotics).
cop a plea,
a police officer.
a person who seeks to regulate a specified behavior, activity, practice, etc.:
a conical mass of thread, yarn, etc., wound on a spindle.
British Dialect. crest; tip.
another name for policeman
(Brit) an arrest (esp in the phrase a fair cop)
an instance of plagiarism
verb (transitive) cops, copping, copped
to seize or catch
to buy, steal, or otherwise obtain (illegal drugs) Compare score (sense 26)
Also cop it. to suffer (a punishment): you’ll cop a clout if you do that!
(Austral, slang) cop it sweet
a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle
(mainly dialect) the top or crest, as of a hill
(Brit, slang) (usually used with a negative) worth or value: that work is not much cop
abbreviation (in New Zealand)
Certificate of Proficiency: a pass in a university subject
1704, northern British dialect, “to seize, to catch,” perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper “seize, to take,” from Latin capere “to take” (see capable); or from Dutch kapen “to take,” from Old Frisian capia “to buy,” which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
“policeman,” 1859, abbreviation of earlier copper (n.2), 1846, from cop (v.).
good cop bad cop
[origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately fr Latin capere ”seize,” by way of French; police officer sense a shortening of copper; second sense ”seize, catch” attested by 1704]
Coastal Ocean Prediction Systems Program
[Office of] Community Oriented Policing Services
coefficient of performance
noun 1. a children’s game in which a group of players imitate the behavior of police and of thieves, as in pursuing and capturing.
[kops] /kɒps/ noun 1. a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood. /kɒps/ noun 1. another word for coppice (sense 1) n. 1570s, “small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting,” contraction of coppice.
[kopt] /kɒpt/ noun 1. a member of the . 2. a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians. /kɒpt/ noun 1. a member of the Coptic Church 2. an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians n. “native monophosyte Christian of Egypt,” 1610s, from Modern Latin Coptus, from Arabic quft, probably from Coptic gyptios, from […]
[kop-ter] /ˈkɒp tər/ noun, Informal. 1. . /ˈkɒptə/ noun 1. (informal) short for helicopter